Saturday, September 6, 2008

We have a Kindergartener!

Spencer started Kindergarten this week and couldn't be enjoying it more. He LOVES going to school and can't wait to show us the project that he worked on that day. He has two boys in his class from church, which I think made the transition so much easier for him. He didn't even hesitate walking through the door the first day and although that makes me kind of sad, I am even more grateful that I didn't have to leave him there screaming (there were a couple of parents that had to do that :( ). And he did redeem himself by being excited to see me when I picked him up. The only thing that would make school better for Spencer is if I didn't make him walk both ways. How could I possibly justify driving to school when we literally have the school in our backyard? The only trouble is that there is no way to get there conveniently. Round trip it is about 1.2 miles (according to http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ where you can map the route that you take). So Spencer already asks me if it is ok if we drive. Luckily for him he only has to walk there and back, while the rest of us (Natalie, Bailey, Tanner and myself) get to walk it twice, for a total of 2.4 miles a day. That's a lot for those little ones legs, especially in the heat we have been having this week!

11 comments:

Jennifer Dyal said...

Oh how time flies! Spencer's just getting so grown up.

Cynthia and Steve said...

He looks so grown up! Good for you for walking both times to school. I am impressed!

Ali said...

That's a sure way to get your excercise though! 2.5 everyday?/! That's great! ...and it's not like you'll have to trudge through snow in the winter or anything :) I am kicking myself for not showing and mentioning to you both again about the end storage table we have been meaning to get back to you when you were here! We need to get that to you sometime...

Cami Bruschke said...

Too bad he can't just run down the hill in the backyard. He looks awfully cute!

mostly sane mother said...

Spencer looks so cute and proud! I'm sure he's loving it. Your family is growing up. So fun. Miss you guys!

The Trotter Family said...

It is hard to believe that you have a kindergartner. I give you props for getting everyone dressed and ready to be out of the house that early and have them all walking with you. Micah would be sprinting the other direction!

The Bruschkes said...

I can't believe how BIG Spencer looks in those pictures - he is so grown up. I know we just saw him in July, but he even looks older since then! I suppose Kindergarten will do that to you! :-)

We miss you guys so much! Lots of love!

Ruth said...

Congratulations! Spencer looks so grown up!
So if you walk that far twice a day, where's the "Quad stroller" we've heard so much about?
when are you coming THIS way again!?

Aimee Molloy said...

look how cute and put together your son is..what a doll

Brooke and Aaron said...

That's a beautiful picture of the family on the top right of your blog. I can't believe all the kids are looking. How do you do it? You are all so darn good-looking too! Anyway - just wanted to tell you I loved the picture!

Khayyam said...

we both have kids in kindergarden. david went to pre-school last year so he couldn't wait to get started in kindergarden this year. and he is so excited to ride the bus home (we drive him to school...it's .8 miles each way). here's our little blogspot about david going to school:
http://khayyamjones.blogspot.com/2008/08/david-starts-kindergarden.html