Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Day of School at Home

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This is the face he gave me after I told him he couldn't pick his nose at Kindergarten.
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Reuben stopped co-operating with photos about a year and a half ago. But today was a special day, so he was happy to oblige. I woke him up at 7:30. Did some cuddling. He had peanut butter captain crunch with raspberries and blueberries for breakfast. (I had been hiding the captain crunch for a special occasion.) Then it was brush the wild-man out of his hair, and take some photos so we can always remember the first day of kindergarten.

My cousin's wife made these notebook paper shirts for her daughters, and when I saw it on her blog I bought some white shirts. It was a really fun project, and Reuben loved to paint in the masking tape lines. His name is painted in black sparkle paint, like a pencil. He told me when he meets his new friends, he is going to tell them, "If you want to know my name just read my shirt."

Then it was time to get in the car. We live pretty close to the school, but I didn't want any hick-ups on the first day, so we will walk to pick him up.


Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

Loooooooooooove these shirts!! So perfect for the first day of Kindergarten. Best. Mom. Ever.

The King's said...

Cute! I love how siblings look so cute and loving when some big milestone happens like this. And way cute shirts ;)

Becki said...

Those shirts are ADORABLE...I wanna make some!!! You'll have to get me the instructions if you don't mind!?!?! Please!?!?! Those pictures are too cute of him...and I seriously laughed out loud when I saw the pic of him picking his nose...then the next one with your comment!! Such a boy thing and a reaction face of being told to stop!! LoL :) Too cute and funny!! You're an awesome Mom...and I'm so glad i know you!!! Love you Brecken!!!

Bob said...

I agree the shirts are pretty awesome.