We had the big meet and greet at the boys' new school last Thursday. Since it's just a mile away (you can see part of it from our front yard), we've been following all the construction for the past year, but this was our first time to step foot inside. The school is all snazzy and beautiful and we were uber-impressed with all the details. We've heard amazing things about the principal and she was able to hand-pick the teachers so we know we're going to be blessed with some top-notch ones.
Our first great surprise was finding out Drew is in Mrs E's kindergarten class. She is the same teacher Adam had for kindy and we love her! Drew enjoyed looking around his room and he came home more excited about school than he has been at any point this summer. When we knew Mrs E was moving to the new school I told her on Facebook that I was already praying for Drew to end up in her class...and also praying for her if that happened. Haha...she's been getting double the prayers! She was able to request him for her class and I know it's going to be a good year for him. (Just not entirely sure how I'm going to handle this change!)
Adam's teacher also seems super sweet and he was able to pick a seat next to Alex, one of his very best friends. Most of their buddies are in the other two 3rd grade classes, so I'm very glad that my 2 favorite A's are together.
The PTO put together a hot-dog/chip/cotton candy get together that evening and it was a great way to meet some of the other families and reconnect with friends after the summer.
We are really, really excited about this year at our new school. The only part we're not sure about is the pick-up in the afternoon because we are too close to use the bus and not really close enough for Drew to walk or ride his bike (Adam has the endurance, but that's a long way for Drew after a long day of school). I would never dream of letting them walk or ride home without me because we don't have completed sidewalks and are going to have much more traffic on the roads near our house. And it seems ridiculous to sit in that car pick-up line for a half hour every afternoon when we are so close. This week we're going to try it with them as 'walkers' and I'll just pick them up in the van at a neighborhood street nearby. We'll have to work out the kinks with all of that and I realize it's such a "first-world problem" but I'm going to miss the convenience of the bus drop off sooooo much (especially since I'll now have to wake Titus up during his afternoon naps).
Tomorrow is the BIG day and I hope it is a great one for my big boys. I cannot believe Drewbie Boo is starting kindergarten. I'm going to miss my talkative sidekick and afternoon snuggle buddy so incredibly much. And of course I'll miss Adam tons too, but I've had 3 years to adjust to him being in school for most of the year. Regardless, I don't think I'll ever love the feeling of saying good-bye to my babies after a summer of pretty much constant togetherness.
Wish us luck tomorrow!