Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1st Day of School

And They're Off

How is it I only came home with 50% of my kids?? Elias started 1st grade and Emma started kindergarten. After they dropped off thier backpacks Elias ran to the foursquare game and started playing. A split second later he turned around and saw Emma and then I had to hold back tears. He very sweetly called Emma over and explained the game and made sure she was included. He was very proud to show Emma "his" school and teach her the ropes.

First the kids lined up, then one of the dads prayed for each of the classes, and then one last class picture.

And then we had to leave. Brooke was use to leaving Elias at school but couldn't bear to leave Emma too. She cried most of the way home asking for Emma. She will certainly have an adjustment playing by herself.


Holly said...

ouch. my heart. poor Brooke ;-(

Betty's Blocks said...

Wish I was there to play with Brooke. So glad that you got first day school pictures. Mom

Sarah said...

So cute. I love Emma's dress! Where did you get it? Elise cried this morning when I told her mommy and daddy were going to preschool tonight for parents night. Staying at grandma's made her a little less sad.

Stacy said...

I love that Elias took care of Emma! Our rule at our house is "everyone plays"...meaning to exclude anyone, make sure everyone is included. Reading this gives me hope that it will continue outside of our home!! I came home with 0% of my kids yesterday....today I feel like Brooke did yesterday.

One Time With Aimee said...

Becca, I'm not sure if I'll have time. I will be in Burbank just for the day. I fly in the morning, and out that evening. I won't have a car or anything... perhaps if I actually make the show, I will have a bit more time to come visit! :)