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Lil Man Milestones

..He went to Kindergarten

My first born went to Kindergarten. I have you know, I didn’t shed a tear.


Wanted to. Held them in. Although the lady blocking the door was crying a river. After looking at how silly she looked, I squeezed my eyes real tight  and did the play off eye rub like something was in my eye.

He woke up very excited.  I wonder how long that will last.  He got in the class, found his seat and sat down like a champ. I won’t tell you Lil Mama was going on a rampage in the class pulling stuff off the shelves and scribbling on people’s work while I was trying to capture a few memories…should’ve put her in the stroller… hindsight is always twenty twenty. Anywho, I did manage a few pics while wrangling her with one hand and snapping with the other…

I asked did he read my note. He says, “I saw it, but what did it say” *sigh*  Tomorrow I’ll draw a picture



The obligatory backpack shot

Just before he told me “Bye, you can leave now”

Asked why he was staring out of the window. Said he was reflecting on his day…I guess

I have been inducted into the elementary school mothers crew. How did your induction go? Please don’t scare those who have this hurdle looming ahead of them.

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    August 2, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Awww he is too cute! I’m looking forward to kindergarden, but I’m going to be that crying mom I just know it.

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    Daenel T
    August 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Hahaha Too sweet. I didn’t cry when any of mine went, in fact, I begged the bus driver to take the younger 3 with her. No dice. Now that they’re all in high school, I’m wishing I could go back to that 1st day of kindergarten. *sigh*
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    Roses daughter
    August 2, 2011 at 4:52 am

    He looks so happy!!! Sigh. They grow up so fast huh?

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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    August 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

    He looks so cute! I’m glad he had a great day and you were able to hold of the tears. I’m sending my 2 1/2 year old to preschool twice a week starting in 2 weeks. I don’t want to cry..but I will even though I know HE needs to go…and I need him to go!
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    Optimistic Mom
    August 2, 2011 at 9:08 am

    He looks so excited to be at school. I hope I can be as brave as you were, next year when my time comes. Wishing him a great school year!
    I hope I remember to send a cute note/picture like you did. Good idea!
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    Baby Shopaholic
    August 2, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Awww this is so sweet. you son is too cute. I am almost about to cry looking at him go to school and he is not my baby!
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    August 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Girl, he is your TWIN!! too cute!
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    August 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Awww, super cute! Such a big boy now, huh. That was too funny about the note. Kids!
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    August 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I cried last year and I’m more than positive I’ll be crying this year. Oh, and when I my son attends his first day, I may even have to be sedated.

    Your son is absolutely ADORABLE! In regards to the “Mommy Messages”, (that’s what I call them) I think it’d be a good idea to use pictures. That’s what I did with my daughter. I’d print a cute little image of the internet and thing write something and stick it in her box. The picture was generally of hugs and kisses, or something that showed affection. That may help. 🙂

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    A. de Haan
    August 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I also put a note on my kids first day lunch, but I instead drew I (an eye) love (heart) you (the letter U) 🙂 You can try that.

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    Nerd Girl
    August 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Great pictures – he is too cute! I hope he has a marvelous school year!

    My kiddo is starting first grade next week – I won’t cry. I didn’t cry when she started kindergarten – I save my tears for the end of the year – those “year in review” DVDs have me bawling every time – it’s amazing how much they grow over the course of a year!!!
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    August 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Awwww…I cried like a BABY! Now since my son is entering middle school Ihave to be strong.. Wish me luck!
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    August 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I cried but I waited until I got in the car. It’s so hard to watch them grow up and let them go. My youngest is 3 and she’s begging to start preschool. I’m nervous about that but I’m still trying to decide if I let her go. I’m sure I’ll be crying like a baby and I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself with no kids at home. I’m glad his first day went well and you made it through the day as well.
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    August 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Oh, the first day! What a major accomplishment. I don’t know how you did it, not crying like a lunatic. I plan to be a total mess when that day comes for my kids. It’s such a big milestone.

    I love the pictures and the little note you left him! Too sweet!

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    August 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I’m teary.

    The thing is, I think the best moms have the kids who say “see ya.”

    As much as it hurts, the more independent the kid is, the better the parents. That’s what I say.
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    August 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Aww, what a cutie pie! And kudos to you Mom for holding on to those tears!!
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    August 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    man I hope I’m not a mess when jasmine starts school! Lawd I can only imagine.

    If this child is not your twin! He’s so cute! And you dressed him very very cute too for his 1st day. Love those shoes.
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    Beach Coast Style
    August 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    ahhh this is just so cute! I remember and it’s been a long time ago I cried! I am the biggest baby on earth. Love the photos and yes he looks just like you!

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    August 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Aw, how adorable! I know you must be proud. I am not a Mother, but I am looking forward to my little niece growing up and reaching milestones such as these. She has a long way to go, though..she’s only 3 months. Heck! I’m celebrating every little thing…her first smile..her first time rolling over in the bed (hey! She’s been working hard trying to do it! It must be recognized). Have fun with the other Kindergarten Moms 🙂

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    Chasing Joy
    August 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Glad your little guy or I should say big guy had a good first day. Good for you for keeping your tears to the minimum. I’d think if you got too upset you’d make the kids worry.
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    August 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Wow! You did good! On my daughter’s first day, my simple tail was in there taking pictures, sitting in on circle time. They had to ask me to leave and assured me she would be ok!!! LOL.
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    August 15, 2011 at 9:51 am

    What a cute lil man! He looks like he should be in a back-to-school commercial =) I can’t even fathom my lil Nia going to Kindergarten someday; it was hard enough having her first bday party this past weekend.
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