Canyon started Kindergarten on Tuesday, August 28th and his first week has come and gone already. He was so excited to start Kindergarten and what makes it even more fun is that he gets to ride the bus to and from school. He loves it! His favorite part is waiting at the bus stop for the bus to come in the mornings because he gets to play freeze tag with the big kids. He goes to school from 9:00 to 11:55 so the first day Savanna and I sat in the front yard starting at about 12:15 and waited until the bus finally arrived at 12:50. When the bus pulled up in front of our house I waited patiently for Canyon to get off the bus. After waiting patiently and no one getting off I walked over to the bus doors and said I was waiting for Canyon. The bus driver turned around and shouted for Canyon and no one came. Finally I started walking up the steps of the bus and saw him walking down the aisle. "I can't find my backpack mom", he said. Typical Canyon. So busy talking that he doesn't pay attention to what he is doing. We proceeded to walk to the back of the bus looking on each bench and found it on one of the back seats where his little gang of ward friends were sitting. After that I stressed to him that he needs to always pay attention to where his backpack is so he doesn't lose it. We also want to apologize to the cars that were patiently waiting behind the stopped bus. :)
Canyon has loved school so far and I am so happy about this. He loves coming home from school and showing me his papers that me did at school that day and telling me about PE or the library or the computer lab or whatever other new and exciting thing they got to experience that day.
Savanna and I have missed him for the 3 hours that he is gone in the mornings but it has also been fun to spend time with her just one on one. Tomorrow she starts preschool and is thrilled! She will be going twice a week just for 2 hours a day and it will be so strange having both of my kids gone for those couple hours.
I've been so blessed to have been able to quit my job last August and spend this year with my kids. I'm sad that they are growing up so fast and leaving me! It will be nice to have a couple hours a week alone though at least until this baby comes in January. :)