Today was the biggest day of 2013 for Ollie. He started his second year of Primary school.
He enjoyed his summer holidays but they were hard to fill with exciting things to keep him occupied. While at school he is used to having his time filled (from 9am-2pm) with fun and stimulating things to do... every hour is accounted for... at home, it is so hard to make things structured like that and he spent time telling me each day that he was 'bored', even though there is £100's worth of toys upstairs!
Last night we put him to bed at 7pm... even though it has become the norm for him to go to bed after 8pm or 9pm during the holidays. He had no trouble getting to sleep.
I made a massive fruit salad this morning for his first day at school. Fruit is his favourite food... a big bowl of strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple with almonds and sugar sprinkled on top. He then got dressed in his super smart uniform, I took some photos and off we went.
This year he has a brand new teacher called Mrs. Salmon. I had not met her before today and I think she seems quite nice. Ollie was not nervous at all and walked into school as if he had never been away. So confident. When he had his indoor shoes on and had found his friend Max, he told me I could leave and then got on with drawing on the whiteboard. I called "bye" to him and he waved at me without glancing over his shoulder... sigh... he needs me less and less!
He really enjoyed his day, he told us that no-one got into trouble and that his favourite thing in the classroom is the new space section! Space is their first topic this term!
We took him to Barnams to get icecream after school and James made hotdogs for dinner as per Ollie's request.
I hope he keeps the same enthusiasm for school throughout his time there, as he has now.
...and just for the sake of nostalgia... here two photo comparisons between last year, his first day of school ever... and this year!
I am so proud of my biggest boy.