Jared's in the 4th grade! He has one teacher for Math, Social Studies and Science and another teacher (in another room) for Spelling, Grammar and Reading i.e. Language Arts. Switching teachers and classrooms is a big deal to little kids! He is officially a big kid and getting close to the end of his years in elementary school..CRAZY!!!
He picked out his own outfit and looks pretty handsome if I do say so myself! His under armor shirt, plaid shorts, black socks, brand new LA Gear sneakers (just like his dad had when he was a kid), and new haircut made the perfect mixture for a super handsome 9 year old boy!!!
The way Lira is looking up to him like he is the best thing since sliced bread and the contrasts in the colors just draw me to this photo.
The first day was a success! He rode the bus for the first time in his life (and loved it!) and didn't miss his stop. His teachers were super nice, the kids were great and his day started with P.E.! Starting the day off with gym is aways wonderful!
Oh and another father at the bus stop asked me if I was Jared's high school sister. I politely chuckled and said, "No, I'm his stepmom, but thanks for the compliment!" Jared just looked at me with a goofy grin on his face and shrugged his shoulders. Oh what a great start to the day. I quickly went home, made myself look as old as I possibly could and headed off to school for my Teaching Assistant (TA) class, Urban Economics graduate class and two comprehensive exams. I'll be thankful when I'm 55 and I look 45!! Let's hope my current track record holds for my lifetime!
All in all, today was a successful day for Jared and I! First day of school jitters gone and comps completed...I think that calls for a big bowl of ice cream celebration!! Bring on the mint brownie chip! Woop Woop!