Today, before school, Alan and I attended one of our favorite events together — Donuts with Dad! Alan and I had our milk and coffee together (neither of us are donut-eaters) at the same table as Cassidy, Xavier, and their dad. We also had our picture taken by a photographer. At Alan’s request, I wore my Ohio State shirt and Alan wore his Cavs shirt. The photo will be posted here after we receive it.
Tonight at parent orientation I learned about all the fun that’s in store for Alan in Mrs. Russo’s first grade class this school year! I also got to see Alan’s desk (it’s very neat) and some of his work that was hanging in the hallway outside the classroom.
He also left a note for his Mom and I to find tucked away in his desk. Look at that beautiful handwriting! I enjoyed writing a note for him to find tomorrow as well. 🙂
This evening Alan and I headed to the annual ice cream social at Millridge. The social — the unofficial kick-off to the school year — has become one of our favorite annual events. Alan got to enjoy another orange popsicle while spending a lot of quality time on the playground!
Alan spent the most time with Brady (pictured above) on the swings, slide, and rock climbing wall. He also saw Kindergarten friends Brooklyn, Tony, Noah, Piper, and Colin, as well as new classmate De’onte.
Pretty soon it’ll be time for open house and Donuts with Dad! We know what to look forward to now as Millridge veterans.
Today Alan started his journey into 1st Grade! He went to the bus stop about 15 minutes early because he just couldn’t wait to get to school and see all his friends.
Two years ago he had to adjust to a new school. Last year he had to adjust to a full school day and riding the bus. But this year there were no major adjustments. I could tell it was ‘business as usual’ for him now. He’s becoming a pro at this back to school thing.
As for how the day went, Alan described it as “Greeeaaaat!” He went on to explain how his class had not one, but two recesses. Clearly it doesn’t get any better than that!
Today Alan got ready for 1st grade at “Popsicles with the Principal.” This new event involved students coming into the building on the final day of summer vacation to check out their classrooms and drop off school supplies at their desks. And of course the Principal was on hand to pass out popsicles to the kids!