packing up his school supplies
The "Lightening McQueen" lunchbox!
I have to admit I am really NOT a fan of character themed items for kids - shoes, t-shirts, etc. I try to keep it to pajamas only. I had him convinced to get the gray and green backpack rather than the cartoon character one, and even talked him into a very sleek gray lunchbox. But I noticed he just kept eyeing that obnoxious race car, and I felt guilty. Who am I to judge what's "cool" to a 4 yr old? So, we put the boring gray lunchbox back and left the store with bright red Lightening McQueen, and a very excited little boy.
I may have gotten carried away and took a whole bunch of pictures...
"come on mama! I wanna go to school!"
when we got to school we saw his friend Taylor who is going to be in the same class
don't they look so cute walking down those big hallways?
He walked right into the classroom without me, didn't even look back. Such a big kid. :(
Didn't even take 30 seconds for him to acquire some type of costume, no surprise there
This is his teacher, Ms. Kristine
I couldn't even get a wave "goodbye" - he was ready to play. I was a little teary at this point, but so happy to see how independent he was about the whole thing. I know he is going to love preschool!
We are so thankful for such a loving, intelligent, sweet boy. God has really blessed us. Boden's name means "messenger" and we have been praying over him since his birth that he would be a light in this world...that through him, others would come to know Jesus as their savior. Even though it may seem like it's "just" preschool, this is the first big step for him to begin reaching out to the world and having an impact on his peers. As our family and friends, we ask that you would please join us in praying for him and his new adventures in preschool.
I also interviewed him when he got home from school....I'll have that video posted soon!