my baby's growing up

first day of second grade

today was ian's first day of second grade. it really does seem like just yesterday that we were walking him to kindergarten ... maya wasn't even born yet!

the excitement today was being on a new campus. his elementary school was torn down over the summer and will be rebuilt this year. in the meantime the students are at the old middle school down the street; the new middle school just opened today as well, so there's lots of confusion and chaos with drop-off and pick-up.

second grade is the highest grade at his school (he'll move up to the upper elementary school next year) so ian's a big man on campus this year. fortunately, i like the teacher he has and he already knows a few other kids in his class. i think we're all getting used to this "first day of school" business because there was no nervousness, no anxiety, no apprehension. we hadn't even picked out an outfit or emptied out his backpack from his montana trip until this morning.

i may, however, be a bit more nervous about rupert's first day of school, which is coming up in a few weeks ...


Allison said...

Congratulations, Ian! I hope Rupert's first day goes smoothly too. Just remind him he's a big boy now. :-)

AlmostDr.J said...

Awww, you want me to be Rupert's buddy on his first day? I can make sure all those bigger PhD students don't pick on him and steal his coffee money.
Speaking of which, this post was on my mind when i went to bed last night and I dreamt that I introduced Rupert to one of my friends who is a 2nd year in his department. Ha ha!