Thursday, September 9, 2010

5th grade

Tuesday was Andrew's 1st day of school.

New school.

The only person he knew was the lunch lady.

He was pretty nervous to start and when he was walking into his classroom, he looked back at me with that look.

You know the one where he's silently telling me he's scared and doesn't want to be doing what he's doing and he wants me to fix it.  I cried as I walked back to the car.
I may or may not be crying as I'm writing this and thinking about it...

I knew he'd be fine almost immediately, but that didn't stop me from feeling terrible all day until I picked him up. And he was.

I cannot believe my 1st 'baby' is in 5th grade this year!

As I expected, his first day was a success. He made new friends, was excited about his teacher--1st male teacher he's had--loved his lunch and recess (the school he was in last year in 4th grade didn't have recess--yes, 4th-6th grade with no recess...ever).

He grew a lot this summer and is becoming more and more young man and not the boy who stole my heart nearly 11 years ago. When I look in his eyes I can still see that baby I gave birth to, the toddler I adored, the boy I have so much pride for and now this young man who simply amazes me. I am so proud and honored that he is my son.

I just cannot believe he's in FIFTH grade!



  1. 5th Grade!!?? I remember 5th grade so well that it seems so impossible to believe that he's there! My first male teacher was also in 5th grade. I can tell he has grown into exactly the young man I always knew he would be

  2. Awww what a doll!! :) So glad his first day was a success!

  3. He is so cute! I have a 5th grader too. I'm amazed at how fast they grow. So glad he had a good day girl.
    Look at Lily. She is adorable!

  4. Awww - the first day of school.

    I love that last picture of your two kiddos together!

  5. Look at that face. He looks so much like you :)