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August 15, 2008

First Day of School

We let Eden put her backpack on just for kicks. She was pretty bummed that we brought her straight home.

We're going to miss our crazy boy all day.

So in true fashion we headed out as a family to school this morning. Josiah was beaming with pride all the way there. He was totally unphased by the whole gym full of kids. He plopped down on the floor next to another Kindergardener and started making friends. I am full of emotion thinking of how I felt in school, but what I have to keep remembering is that Josiah is really not like me at all! He's so bold, so resiliant, and meets people with the anticipation that they will be friends. He pointed out Abel and Aidan Cooley as they entered the room. He thought it was neat that the other kids were dressed like him. I know he's going to be fine. I have shed more tears than I thought I would, thankfully not in the Multi-Purpose Room in front of all the teachers. I am pregnant, I'm allowed to be blubbery. I snuggled with Eden on the couch watching Sesame Street, so glad she's a snuggler! Before I know it I'll be rushing back to pick him up today. Whatta great boy I have, I praise God that he is such a joy to take to school and pick up from school. I can't wait to hear about his first day!

family | By katiek | 9:05 AM


Such cute pics! Your kids are adorable. I can't wait to see what your third will look like -- just as beautiful as the other two, I'm sure.

Posted by: Kay-Kay at August 16, 2008 9:45 PM

OH! What great pictures! I still take first day photos and Lydia's in Middle School.

Have a super year Josiah!

Posted by: Mim at August 15, 2008 10:47 PM

Man, are they ever hams!

Sunrise, Sunset...

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2008 9:26 PM

wow... i can't believe this day is here already! Even though I don't see you cats as much as I'd like, I still feel like this proud little hen watching Jos walk so boldly into the unknown world that is school.

and my hat is off to you , kate, for not totally losing it --- i'm not sure i would have made it past the sidewalk without water works.... smiles to you, sweetie!

Posted by: jen at August 15, 2008 8:56 PM

So glad you decided on Battle! I think you will be pleased with his time there--we are still sad that Kindergarten ever had to end. We look forward to seeing you around the carpool line!

Posted by: Becky at August 15, 2008 4:45 PM

already? it seems summer blew by so fast. your little charmers couldn't be any cuter!!

Posted by: kristin at August 15, 2008 4:20 PM

This is going to sound strange, but that is one of the things that's sad about homeschooling. It feels like so much less of a milestone, when you don't get to buy the neat new supplies and take him to school for his first big day. Maybe we should do something special for the kids on the first day we start back... I know I always loved the first day of school as a kid.

Anyway, thanks for you comforting words to me. I am hopeful that everything is okay, but also waiting in faith that God is good no matter what he brings our way.

Posted by: Karen Monahan at August 15, 2008 2:50 PM

oh man, do i understand! hope that your day has gone well. my boys were THRILLED to see josiah this morning, too!

Posted by: amber at August 15, 2008 12:57 PM

woohoo! or should i say boohoo! yeah, i am sorry, maybe it's because i've not seen you in a few weeks but man oh man, i love this kid and thinking about him going to school, just makes my heart feel a little tender. i am so proud of you for raising such an incredible child, what a testament of god's faithfulness! i love him so so so much, i just can barely believe it. wish i could've been there.

Posted by: cat at August 15, 2008 10:08 AM

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