Hudson Goes to Kindergarten

While it is fresh on my brain I want to do a blog post for Hudson starting kindergarten.  As I mentioned before, this hit me like a ton of bricks.  I am not one to get super sentimental about milestones and my kids growing up.  I always try to live in the moment and relish in this stage in our lives as much as possible.  I STRUGGLED with this chapter in life.  I felt like his whole life flashed before my eyes.  I tried to be really diligent with soaking up every single second leading up to school, and I really felt like we did.  We had a summer jam packed with all sorts of fun stuff I will blog about later.

I really wanted to make a big deal of starting school, and start some traditions.  We let Hudson pick a restaurant he wanted to eat at the night before school started, and he chose O Charley's.  This is still a mystery to me.  If you ask him any given day where he wants to eat, he will hands down say mexican.  Not sure what got into him that day, but O Charley's it was.  We had dinner and came home to get ready for the big day.  I read them a book and laid in bed with them and cried like a baby.  I felt like I was sending my baby into the great big ocean the next day......

There were so many things going through my mind when I went to bed that night.  Have we done everything we could to prepare him for this?  Will he be kind to everyone he meets?  Will he behave?  Will his teacher like him?  Is getting him up in the  mornings going to be an absolute nightmare?

I had been so worried about out new morning routine.  My mom comes to our house to keep the boys, and they are used to waking up whenever they want and being able to lay around for a while.  Hudson has always been a beast to wake up in the mornings for preschool, and it stressed me out for kinder.  I I am happy to report things have not been as bad as I expected.  We start the wake up process in plenty of time for him to ease out of bed, and get nice and awake before its time to leave.

We woke up bright and early for the first day of school, and he was so excited.  I wanted to make him a special breakfast, so pancakes it was!

After breakfast we went outside to take the obligatory "first day of school picture."

We are so incredibly blessed with the best neighbors who have happen to become some of our best friends.  There were four of them starting kinder together which made this so much easier for all of them.  Out of all of them, Hudson and our next door neighbor were the only two in the same class.  

After pictures we all loaded up and headed to school.  We all walked in together......

We dropped him off at his classroom, and just like that he was on his own.....

I think I had cried all my tears the week leading up to school, so I was actually okay the day of.  I had a sense of calm as we left the school.   I knew that we had done all we could to prepare him, and just prayed he would be okay.  My constant prayer for my kids is that people will see Jesus through them.  I obviously want them to be smart and never struggle, but for me the most important thing is that they are kind to others.  To always befriend the kids who are playing alone.  Be respectful of adults.  Always do the right thing, and know they can tell us anything.  

We are almost a month in and school is going great!  



Meet the Teacher

We are fortunate to go to a brand new school this year!  We don't have much to compare it to, but it is so nice!  We were able to tour the school, and meet the teacher at the end of July.

Next up, Kindergarten!



I will not even do the whole "remember me" line, because I have done it so many times before.  I have wanted to get back into blogging for a while #butlife

 Hudson started kinder this year and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  It was like his whole life leading up to it flashed before my eyes, and I realized I wanted to make sure to document everything.  I love looking back at old blog posts, and I want to continue to do that.  I want to remember every little thing about this stage in our lives.  I know I will blink and it will be gone. Also, I do not have the best memory.  Sully says the cutest/funniest things these days, and I want to remember everything.  I don't post a TON on social media, so this is the next best option.  My blog is getting a new look, and I was going to wait until then to start blogging again.  I realized there will always be some sort of "excuse" not to blog, and there is no time like the present.  I have been trying to figure out where to pick up from where I left off.  I decided I would start at the beginning of this year, and hit the high points.  I will be doing a recap of events in the next few weeks.   Most of it I am sure I have posted pictures of at some point #butdetails

Knowing myself there is a good chance this will be in all sorts of random order.  I want to start with things that are the most recent and fresh in my memory.  However, I am sure there will be some random stuff thrown in.  Some posts may just be a picture dump :)

Southern Belles and Blooms is another topic I would like to post more about.  Our little business has taken on a life of its own, and it deserves to be highlighted as well.

With all that being said, I am so excited to be back in the blogging world!  Stay tuned......