It is the first day of school today. Joash is in grade 1 and today his excitement seemed to bubble over. Which made this mama's heart happy.
His other siblings were a little sad to see him go. Mataya declared today that she is very excited to go to school. Hopefully that excitement lasts for the entire next year, since she doesn't get to go to school until then.
We had a just a half day to start, which is nice to ease into the school year. When I picked him up, the first thing he said was, "I got used to grade 1 pretty quick. I get my own desk this year and my own hook!"
I am so thankful for a good start to the year and for the fantastic school that we can send Joash too.
Gideon has master rolling this week and sometimes, he is not too happy about it...
He can go from his back to his belly all on his own. And if you lay him on his belly propped up on his elbows, he will roll over to his back.
He started rolling in his crib at nap time, so that means no more swaddling. Which also means we have to relearn sleeping through the night. He has done two nights swaddle free, which have gone okay. He stirs a few more times during the night, but I only got up once to actually feed him so he will settle back to sleep. So, not too bad and hopefully we get back on track quickly.
I don't fully understand how this happens, but Gideon already loves the tractor. If he is in the kitchen or the living room and he hears the sound of the tractor, he crawls to the closest window and has a look outside. When he sees it, he often starts drumming on the window sill, so excited. He repeats a little "T" sound, like he is trying to say tractor. He hasn't actually gone for a ride in the tractor, yet. But I think he will be pretty excited to that some day soon.
Today was Storybook Character Day at Joash's school. I tried to make it easy on myself and encouraged Joash to use one of the costumes we have on hand. So, he picked the chef costume and took the book Sam the Chef.
Notice anything about his face? I didn't have time to take a picture before school and we got a call right around lunch time that Joash had a pretty bad fall on the asphalt at school during recess. He was pretty shook up about, so I went to pick him up early today. He seems pretty much his normal self now, so we are not too worried. And of course, school pictures are on the 31st, so we will have to see how well he has healed by then.