Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our Big First Grader

Spencer started first grade today. He couldn't have been more excited. Or maybe he could have. Every time anyone asked him if he was excited, he would say, "Not really. I don't want to have to do homework." Honestly, the boy is in first grade and already complaining about homework. We are in trouble!
I think that the girls were more excited than Spencer was for Spencer to go to school. We have been talking about it so long and the day had finally come. . .
. . .and then Natalie actually had to say goodbye, and it was much harder than she thought. Spencer was a great big brother and comforted his little sitter, if only for a couple of seconds, before he had to leave.
Spencer's teacher is Mrs. Peterson. She is new to the school, so I have no prejudices to go off of, which I guess is a good thing. She seems really cute with the kids, so only the future will tell.
And then one final picture of Spencer getting his lunch out of his backpack to head into class. Oh, we miss you already Spencer, but are excited for this new chapter in your life!

9 comments:

Ruth said...

What a cute boy! Did he ever finish the "Summer" homework he had? And that's so sweet how he could comfort his little sis.! I hope he had a great first day! We sure enjoyed being with your family! Glad to see that we both made it back to the blogging scene again, if only for a day! ;)

The Redford Family said...

I can't believe how grown up your kids are. Your baby doesn't look like a baby...Cute kids!!!! I love the picture with Spencer and Natalie. It shows how close they are. Miss ya

Greg said...

Congrats! He looks huge, it's been a long time since I've seen pics of him. Glad to hear you guys are all doin' ok.

Ali said...

You haven't blogged in forever, I've been wondering what you have been up to this summer!? I've been meaning to email and ask...I can't believe that picture of Spencer holding Natalie. Did you just want to bawl too?! How sad! Spencer looks a lot older that last time I saw him...wow, time flies.

Carrie "I'm a Running Fool" Braunalicious said...

He is so cute Rachel! And I love that his sisters were going to miss him so much- how sweet. Glad to see you back to blogging- I missed ya!

Aimee said...

the spencer and natalie picture is a classic. I'm so glad you updated your blog...I was getting worried about you.

Cami Bruschke said...

They grow up so fast - next thing you know it will be middle school!

Brooke and Aaron said...

You have a first grader!! You'll have to let me know what it's like. I'm dreading all the school projects! Your kids are all so cute and so happy!

Hallstrom Fam said...

My goodness, Spencer looks sooo much like Brett!! And your little guy reminds me so much of Val's Sammy - same expression on the blonde-haired, brown-eyed cutie!

Aren't first-graders funny? J.T. didn't finish some assigned sentences the first week, and when Val asked him why, he said that of course he finished them - the teacher must have erased them! He's in the swing now, though, I think. Congrats on your upcoming baby boy. We're excited for you!