For whatever reason, Brantley's preschool started later than most schools around here--but yesterday was finally the day and we got our turn at first-day-of-school photos! I've been prepping him for these photos for days. "All mommies take pictures on special days like this, so I really need you to cooperate." (How sad is it that I already have to do that and it's only our second year!?)
It was nearly impossible to get a real smile out of him, but I managed one thanks to some fart jokes. #boymom
As for his career goal...clearly the summer Olympics made a pretty big impact. Though I have low expectations (he's not tall by any means), I will encourage him to follow his dreams. And hey, at least it's better than a snowman!
This year, Brantley will be attending pre-K (or the 4-year old class) three days per week. Like last year, he is attending preschool with two daycare buddies - Jace and Drew. And like last year, our daycare provider will transport the boys to and from daycare every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I am so, so thankful we have that option!
I'm also thankful for the drop off photos I receive from Ms. Stephanie since I'm not able to be there to do it.
I was able to sneak away from work last week for "Hello Day." Craig and I got to see Brantley's classroom and meet his two teachers, Mrs. Grau and Mrs. Larson. Oddly enough, both of them have Iowa connections and one is even a Hawkeye fan...so you know it's going to be a good year!
And of course, I couldn't resist a comparison photo. I can't believe how much he's changed in one short year! (See last year's first day photos here.)
We have yet to decide whether or not we're going to send Brantley to kindergarten next year. He'll be 5, but a young 5 with a July birthday. There are all sorts of pros and cons...but that's another post for another day!