Sunday, September 18, 2011

First Day of School

I can't believe our baby is in school.  Well, really I can because he was so ready to go.  School begins after labor day here and his school starts so early in the morning - the AM class starts at 7:45.  Geez that's early!!!  Matthew has a lot of friends in the afternoon, but I wanted him in the morning for 2 reasons.

1-We live too close for him to ride a bus, so I would have to take AND pick him up.  By sending him in the morning Jordan takes him to school on his way to work. 
2-Isabelle takes her nap in the afternoon.  I would have to wait until we picked him up to get her to bed and that is stretching nap time late every day which I didn't want to do.

It was in the 90's which is unheard of in September during the first week of school so Matthew got to wear shorts for a few days.  It has already started cooling down, but I'm hoping to squeeze in a few more shorts days before we run into full-blown yucky weather.

So handsome!

Like usual he wanted a silly pose.

We all went to school with him and of course Isabelle wanted in on the picture action.

Matthew has a hard time not talking and he is a wiggle worm, but for the most part I think he's doing really well.  They get either green, yellow or red smiley faces everyday.  He had a job chart at home and every day he gets a green sticker at school he gets to add a sticker to his job chart at home.  If he gets all 5 green smileys for the week then he gets a bonus sticker too.  He got all green last week except for yellow on Friday (for poking someone with a pencil) so we'll be working towards a bonus sticker this week.

We started the job chart as a way to reward behavior and get him to choose good choices, help out easier around the house without fighting, going to the bathroom without us reminding him and to earn money.  Every chart is worth $ (we still have to decide how much) so he'll also be learning about saving money and paying tithing.  The first chart he finished was used towards a plants/zombies game he wanted so that was a good incentive and worked really well.

He's so cute everyday when I pick him up after school.  It takes a little prodding some days, but then he blabs like crazy about everything they did at school.  He has a gym teacher named Mr. Twig - cool!  He also went to music time and LOVED it.  It's so cute hearing about everything and about all the things he doing and loving.  I will experience brief freedom next year when he's in school all day and Isabelle goes to Preschool 2 days a week.  I'm on the cusp of freedom!  I really think another baby is NOT in the works for us.

7 comments:

Jennie said...

What a fun memory! We send our best and hope everyone is doing well :)

kris said...

Your kids have grown up so much... Thanks for sharing your scrapbook page! Adorable as always! Love that alpha...is it DD?

Karin said...

Kris-

It's a Rob & Bob alpha that is one of my favorites. I did buy it on DD, but they don't sell on there anymore so I don't know where you would find it.

Karin

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Meliton Mariano Bolito Jr. said...

I wish he finish his study and grow with a good heart , God bless to your son as well as your daughter . :D

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Treva2000 said...

A beautiful family.