Monday, September 8, 2008

Nephi's first day of school and I didn't cry!

Our last boy started kindergarten today! I thought I might be sad - BUT I wasn't! He was excited to go and very disappointed he couldn't go on the bus.

Getting ready to leave the house for school.
Walking up to the school.
Choosing a story for "homework" tonight.
At choosing time. Apparently Nephi loves to play with Mr. Potato Man!

After I dropped him off I hurried to the store then hurried home to get Family Home Evening treat done and bread that was raising into the oven. It got done about 5 minutes before it was time to leave to pick up Nephi. That was good timing. I even got a load of laundry started.

After I picked up Nephi he really wanted to see if he could try the bus steps. He tried and was successful going up AND down! I waited at the bottom with his crutches. He used the railings on either side to pull himself up. He was so excited! It will be the bus for him from now on. I just have to drive him down the road to the bus stop.

2 comments:

Meg said...

YAY Nephi! And YAY Candace! We both had some quiet, alone time for ourselves today! WOOHOO!

Eileen said...

those shots are priceless, candace. i'm so glad he had an excellent first day - and i'm glad you got some "you" time (if that's what preparing for a family home evening is - i assume it is but i'm clueless - i would like it). enjoy you evening! hugs...ellie

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!