Thursday was Colin and Kailey's first day of school for the 2011-2012 school year. We were all up early and dressed to take pictures because I had to go to work pretty early. Kailey was excited that it was her very first day of school and that she got to use her new backpack to bring in all of her supplies (thanks Nana and Grandad!). She looked so pretty in her dress with matching headband and shoes (although she unfortunately did not make it to school in that dress because of a spit-up situation after I left).
Colin looked handsome as always in his new kicks and had no problem posing for our annual pictures. You would have thought from these pictures that he was so excited to go to school, but it ended up being a very baaad day.
When Chris got to school with them and dropped Colin off, he didn't stop crying. In fact, he sat at the door and cried while saying "no" as Chris left (heartbreaking, I know!). His teachers said that he was weepy all morning and was so tired at lunch time that he ate pretty well and went right to sleep at nap time (wish it were that easy at home!). When I got there to pick them up, he was crying again (apparently because someone took his Mickey) and pretty much cried off and on the rest of the night.
He has been "off" all weekend and I'm not sure if it has something to do with being "backed up" or teething (he won't let me look in there to find out). He has been very weepy all weekend and unlike Colin, wasn't interested much in socializing with those that he knows pretty well. Basically, he has been very cranky and emotional.
Kailey, however, had a great first day of school and enjoyed getting to know her new teachers. She already finger painted and loved it and when I got there to pick her up, she was playing on the floor and was very smiley. I know things will get better for Colin, but it's going to be another transition period for him getting used to being at school again.
Good luck to everyone on their new school years!!