Today is a big day for the Connelly family. Our first born starts Kindergarten!! I can't believe this day is already here. I remember when I was pregnant with Colton and we bought this house, thinking of the day that he would some day walk to school because it is so close. At the time it felt so far in the future...now it's here.
In preparation for school, we bought new uniform clothes (which wasn't as fun as shopping for different outfits, but we had no choice). We did get to pick out NEW athletic shoes. Colton coordinated his outfit to match them. When he put them on, he said, "See Mommy, I told you these clothes would look cool with my shoes!"
The most special thing in preparation for his first day of school was when Colton recieved a Father's Blessing last night. Sean said some really nice things that I'm sure helped Colton feel calm and confident. Afterwards, Colton took a big boy shower, and as I held out the towel for him when he stepped out of the shower he said the most, heartwarming, sweetest thing:
Colton: "Mommy, when Daddy gave me the blessing I felt the Holy Spirit."
Me: "Really!? You did? How did it feel?"
Colton: "It felt good."
Me: "Did you feel it in your heart?"
Colton: "I felt it in my heart and chest." (as he puts his hand against his tiny little pecs)
Me: (as I melt) "Ah sweetie that is awesome," and I gave him a hug.
This morning was a little hectic as everyone woke up at the same time, needing Mommy at the same time, but Sean stayed home in the morning to help and come with us to drop off Colton.
Here he is about to venture off into the world
Walking down our street, notice that Rylan needed to bring his new (empty) lunch box, too.
All the Kindergarteners assembled in the school library to line up in rows for their teacher to come and get them and walk them to their class.
Our Colty. One last goodbye.
In the picture below, they had just walked into the classroom, and the teacher is instructing them what to do with their back-packs. You can see Colton's sense of wonderment, yet uncertainty.
Then I had to walk away....