Monday, August 8, 2011


What a morning! Today is Nate's first day of Kindergarten! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Nate was up early (before 6am) and we piled in the car to head out for a good breakfast. It was mayhem at the school....mainly because the brand new school has barely finished construction! The school had their final safety inspection THIS MORNING and tons of families ended up waiting over an hour before the inspection was finished. It was hot, humid and they ended up passing out water bottles to everyone. Poor Nate was already overwhelmed by the crowd, hot & sweaty and losing patience quickly. Thankfully, I remembered the camera and let him take a bunch of photos to get his mind off the wait.

Finally, we were all able to go to class. I felt a twinge of sadness at my boy hitting this major milestone, but mostly so proud of him! The ironic thing, is that a little girl who was irritating him while waiting in line, sits right behind him in class! Oh boy! We'll see how that goes. :-D

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gotcha Day Anniversary

4 years ago in China...Nate with his (now "well- loved") panda.

We had a fun day celebrating the 4th anniverary of Nate's Gotcha Day! Off to a movie with friends, lunch at a chinese restaurant (with Meiji Hello Panda cookies for dessert) and finished the day with Nate meeting his Kindergarten teacher and new classroom! Whew! It was fun reminiscing about that day 4 years ago. Hard to believe he's already starting Kindergarten. We are so proud of our little man!

Checking out his Kindergarten desk!