Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Totally Didn't See This One Coming.....

So yesterday we got a phone call.

It was a good phone call. A really good phone call.

It seems that since Rhett has had a relatively good winter with hardly any major illnesses, he got to do something today.

Can you guess what it is?



Ya. I know. I am just bursting with pride too.

He started Pre-school today.

See? Here he is with Daddy in the parking lot of the school....


Here he is in the parking lot again, showing off his super cute new "Uppy" backpack.


I cannot believe how grown up he is, and how freaking red his hair is getting!!


"Hey dad, I got this...I can open this door on my own...I am a big boy now."


Hanging up his back pack with his teacher Miss Laura.


Wow. Pre-school.

I remember back in October when he turned three and was supposed to go, but the Dr's thought he needed to stay home so we could watch him and see how he did health wise. I felt so jipped that he didn't get to go when I knew that he would just love making new friends.

So when we talked with our pediatrician during Rhett's well child check last week, and we discussed how well he had done throughout the winter, (I mean he really has considering what he went through the last two winters...) We got the go ahead to let Rhett take a giant step in his progress by heading off to school.

I didn't expect it to be so soon, but yesterday his teacher called and said if I was willing to bring him this week, until they get bus services set up, he could start today.

This morning we got Rhett out of bed and dressed him in his cute new clothes...the kid has outgrown everything he owns...and took him to school.

When Hunter found out that Rhett would be going to school, he looked at me and said..."Wow, I hope for the teachers sake everything in that classroom is secure."

It took me a good 15 min to assure him that these teachers handle kids like Rhett all the time, and that they would be okay.

I had to giggle that he was more worried about the teachers than Rhett.

We dropped him off, and he looked like he was going to cry, but he didn't. The note at the end of the day said that he cried for about 5 minutes when he had to go back inside after recess.

Yah, that's about Rhett in a nutshell.

It also said that he is a good kid....a "busy" good kid.....

So, in other words it probably took all they had to keep him from dumping everything in sight out, and they were chasing him around from one mess to the other.

~Just like at home.

All I know is that this kid has gotsta himself some structure in his life. Hopefully that is what school will do for him. He's smart as can be, but he thinks he rules the world.

At the end of the day when I went to pick him up he was sitting on the carpet singing songs. I watched him from the window, and he looked at the teacher, looked at his aide, and when he realized they weren't looking he reached up to the little girl in front of him and ripped the clippies out of her pretty long brown hair.

I busted out laughing.

I think school is going to be great for him. At the very least he'll have a little girl to steal clippies from. What more could a 3 year old little boy ask for?

31 comments:

rebecca said...

What a wonderful milestone!!! I hope you enjoy your free time, and Rhett has an amazing time a preschool.

momtojesse said...

Awwww, I'm so glad he had a good day at school. The pictures are amazing. I especially love the black and white one of him and Andy. He looks so sweet looking up at his daddy.I hope you had a good day and had a chance to relax and take some time for yourself.

Abby said...

That is wonderful news and so exciting! I hope he loves it. He looks very cute in his backpack! My son loves his backpack. I think that is the highlight of going to daycare for him.

Jess said...

I'm so glad Rhett enjoyed his first day of school! Grayson's already wanting to go since all his big sisters are in school all day. Oh, and the pictures are superb! I love the one of them walking in the parking lot.

Carter Family said...

I am sooooo happy for the whole Bird Flock. Rhett is like Jacob is so many ways with the structure. Im glad he loved it, it will take a few days and mommy will love it too...

AZ Chapman said...

aww that souned like a fun time. Have fun learning R. Love his back pack too cute

The Boob Nazi said...

That is such good news. I'm so happy for him. He looks happy going in.
My autistic nephew has been going to a special preschool for like, two years now.... He rides the little bus for 45 minutes each way. I cry sometimes thinking about it. Wittle guy. They're all growing up....

Lacey said...

How cute. I bet he loves the interaction with other kids and maybe, just maybe, he will burn of all his energy at school.

RK said...

Awesome! Rhett rocks!

Michelle said...

I'm so proud of him, too! The pictures made me all teary. Go Rhett!! (And I hope the teachers have things secured, too - hahah!)

Joe and Leanna said...

hehe...that little stinker!! I LOVE the 'uppie' back pack! and his new haircut (crooked or straight...he is still rockin' it!).

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Yay! I think he's going to have a blast!

I just love that B&W of him with his Daddy - precious!

TMI Tara said...

The picture with Rhett and Dad holding hands is just precious! I'm so excited for this amazing milestone! His bright smile is so heart-warming. This just made my day, heck possibly my week!

Shari said...

That is so wonderful! He looks so proud and I love the pic of him and Andy (the one where's he looking up at him)! So precious! And he looks great! Yay Rhett! He's so stinkin' cute!

Rachael said...

that is woonderful + even better that he had fun!

amanda said...

aww. love the pictures!! he is so cute. (my word verification is detion, reminds me of detention. lol. hope he doesn't get any of those. :0))

Dawn said...

Super cute Pam I'm glad he had a great day. 3k has been the best thing for Alex too. OMGawd I love his red hair!!!!

Niksmom said...

Such a transformation from a short while ago, huh? Wow. He looks amazing. And I'm so glad he had a good time. :-)

FBF Rothkopf said...

That's fabulous! And so funny that Hunter knew who was really in trouble!

Enjoy some free time!

Do you need some boy-clothing? Not much survives the boys at this point, but I do have some smaller items somewhere that might be in decent enough condition for spare clothing.

f.

Tara Marie said...

So......I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. Oh Sir Rhett....look at you, a big pre-school boy.

The photograph of Rhett and Daddy walking in the parking lot at school has to be one of my all time favorites....it gave me chills.

Way to go Rhett....and I LOVE that hair, can you bottle it for me?

Little Miss E said...

He looks SO excited and I can't wait to hear how it goes! As for the red hair, I love that too, but I am biased!!

Ann said...

How wonderful! The pictures are priceless and the backpack is too cute! Way to go Rhett. I'm glad he had a great day.

TMI Tara said...

Would you care if I shared this post on the kidz blog this Saturday? It goes along so well with the song I want to use. Just let me know. Thanks!

Carey said...

That's awesome! He'll do great, I'm so glad they let him go! Is it through the school district or private? Peer models? Does he get therapies there? Come on mom ... details! ;)

I can't believe his red hair either! Woweee! Chelsea may have to rethink her commitment, not sure she's ready for a wild hot tempered red head! Just kidding of course. He looks like he's even sporting a new do.

Welcome to the world of preschool, and for the BIG question ... what did you do for those couple of hours? Something good I hope ... took a shower, painted your toenails, had a quickie w/ DH ;)

MaybeMama said...

How fantastic!!!
He looks so adorable with his backpack too.

"He's smart as can be, but he thinks he rules the world." that sounds just like my Dima. preschool really has helped him a bit in this area ;)

Anonymous said...

Yeaaa Pre-school!! WTG Rhett :)

Jenn and Brook

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

WOW that is awesome!!! WTG Rhett! I can't wait to hear all about his school adventures!

ermispartyof5 said...

This is my first time visting your blog! Your son Rhett looks so excited to attend preschool. I'm happy for him!! I really enjoyed your blog. I stumbled across it and will for sure return!

have a blessed evening!

ermispartyof5

Anderson Family said...

Oh my word - Rhett is so cute. I totally picture Carter looking that way when he goes to school. Rhett looks absolutely thrilled - I hope he loves his preschool. Preschool will be a fun adventure for him and for you. Good luck!
Kristi
Mom to Carter

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness...those photos made me tear up! How sweet is this milestone?! He looks so cute with his backpack and so happy! that is awesome!

Becca said...

Okay, I'm joining this kinda late. Yay, Rhett! I'm so happy things went well! He's so handsome, walking into school. And his hair is amazing--I didn't realize it was that red!

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