August 16, 2010

Officially a 1st Grader

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And so grown up! But he still holds his momma's hand. See...
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And gives Daddy and Luke hugs.
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He's proud of his first missing tooth. He was determined to pull a tooth before school started. He pulled it Friday.
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and his new back pack!
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His little brother has really missed him today.
I wasn't sure he was going to let go of him when we were ready to leave the school. He ran back for one more hug.
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And then I walked away and left my big boy first grader sitting in his new desk.
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He came home and said he really liked the first grade and then he showed me how he learned to write a cursive "e".

I think back to the first day of kindergarten and know that this year will go by just as fast as last year did and then Luke will be heading out that door to Kindergarten with him every morning and I won't know what to do with myself...at least for a little while and then I'll decide it's time to do some of those things I've been wanting to do.

Like....make goat milk soap!

16 comments:

sawn61 said...

My grandson,5,started kindergarten this year, after 2 years of preschool of 2 and 3 half days a week. Now he goes all day 5 days a week. He has tried every excuse, not to have to go back. He even told his Mom to tell the teacher he had moved.He may like it better after the first week,with lots of new friends and all, but those first few days were rough for him.

nancy huggins said...

My kids are all grown but I have good memories of them starting school and it takes a little while but it will be O K after a while..I miss the first day of school days some time but still happy that they are all grown up and have their own family and can go through some of the same memories that I did :)
Your boys are very cute (or should I call it Handsome now) :)

Julie Harward said...

So cute..I am smitten with their sweetness! :D

Connie Lou said...

So adorable! Funny this April I kept thinking of my son's first days at elementary school...as I watched him walk away as a new American soldier...always hard, but always proud. Thank you so much for sharing!

Joe said...

Seems like my daughter just started 1st grade....NOW she's 24 and graduated from college. Enjoy every minute of it because before you know it he'll be 24.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Sawn61, Luke starts preschool 2 days a week next week. That's all I'm willing to give up right now!

Nancy, I was informed just this morning that he looked "handsome" not cute LOL!

Thanks Julie. How's that new grandbaby?? You're not spoiling her are you??

Connie, thank that son of yours for serving our country and give him an extra hug from a Kentucky Farm Girl next time you see him.

Stop it Joe! You're gonna make me cry this morning!

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Lisa said...

ok, so if you find a good simple goat's milk soap recipe, with easy to find ingredients let me know. k?
Lisa

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

I am going to use Suzanne's method over at Chicken's in the Road for my first attempt and replace the distilled water with goat's milk. I have everything to do it just haven't found the time and I want to wait until the boys aren't here to do the lye mixing.

Here's a link to her post:
How To Make Soap


I want to try the hot process. I'll let you know how it goes!

edenhills said...

How sweet! Treasure these moments before he's big enough to want you to keep your distance and just drop him off at the corner! He's such a nice, sweet looking first grader!

Teresa

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such cute little boys! I remember mine at that age {sigh}. They are now 11 and 13, one taller than me, and the other checking daily to see if he is yet.
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. I was so happy to find Julie Harwards blog, and happy to 'meet' you too.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Oops, I meant to add that I'm off to read your canning/going green posts. I became a follower so I can easily find my way back through reader.

Granny Annie said...

And did Mama pace the floor?

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

I did pretty well Granny! He loves school and he attends a private Christian school here in our little town with small classes, he gets to ride back and forth to school with Daddy and we know and love all his teachers so it wasn't too bad....just the growing up so fast part that really gets me! I mean...where did Kindergarten go??

Rose said...

I had a picture of both of my girls on their first day of kindergarten. I think they were waving good-bye before the bus picked them up. It was sooooo long ago! :-) And I love goats milk soap! I have a tendency toward rosecea on my face, and the goats milk soap leaves it feeling soft without aggravating the condition! It's wonderful!

Carmen said...

Congrats to your boys and best wishes for a great school year!

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