Thursday, January 5, 2012

First Day

Eli started preschool this morning! He'll be going two days a week while I'm at work, and he couldn't have been more excited. We love the school because it's at a local church that teaches the Bible to the kids along with the other basics, and because Timothy goes there too and loves it.

I was nervous about how Eli would do, despite him telling me over and over that he was so excited and wouldn't cry. But this morning my shy boy gave me a hug, found Timothy, and marched right in to his class without looking back. I got a little teary-eyed once I got in the car, but his excitement and bravery just confirmed to me that he is so ready for this! And that makes me much more happy than sad.

Timothy being there makes a huge difference, too. Eli and Timothy have been on cloud nine talking about going to school together. (Timothy has been going for a semester already.) Timothy has taken it upon himself to "take care of Eli," and Eli is so confident with Timothy by his side. This morning Timothy gave Eli a kiss on the forehead and they were off to play. It melted my heart!

I can't believe that my baby is big enough for school! I'm so excited for him and so proud of my big boy.

(Sorry for the poor picture quality- this was just snapped with my phone!)