Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to School Boys

Mason and Andrew are back in school. Andrew is a big 1st grader this year. He has the same teacher Mason had and we are so excited about that! Mrs. McAuley is wonderful. She challenges these little guys and teaches them the self control and discipline they will need to be successful as they get older.

Mason is now in 5th grade and I am quickly seeing that this is a transitional year for sure. Academically the demands are more challenging and socially we enter a new era...girls are interested in boys! I guess I need to get ready for all of that drama but I sure don't encourage it at their age.

Here they are on their first day of school.

Oh how I love those little faces! When I picked up Andrew after school and asked him how his day was he said, GREAT! I was so glad to hear that. He has grown up so much since last year. He hasn't cried and loves first grade.

When I picked Mason up, he asked if he could go help be a water boy for the varsity football practice with his buddies...so much for hanging with mom after his first day of school. He's growing up and it is bittersweet. I am so glad he still loves to talk with me at the end of the day when he is getting ready for bed. I'm finding as he gets older I have to be creative with our time to make sure we have some one on one time to talk. The business of life can crowd out what really matters if we let it.

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