Sunday, November 14, 2010

Off to school...

I can't believe that my little Peyton is going to school. He officially started pre-school on Wed. the 27th of October, so he has been going for a few weeks now. Starting on his first day, he loved it. The teacher has been great and there are lots of aides for only about 12 students. It means he is getting lots of attention. I stayed for a little bit the first day and watched as he explored his new surroundings. They have school 5 days a week, so he is there a lot. There is a routine they go about in the morning, and now when we show up he knows to find his hook and hang up his jacket, then move the stick with his name on it to the Here board, and then sit down and color. Now he likes me to stay with him and color, but I try to jet as soon as possible. I know he will quickly calm down. He even rides the bus home like a big boy and he really likes it. I often have to get him off, but the bus driver says he does a great job, just like a big kid.

He did not really want to pose for photos on the first day!

It is weird having him gone every morning, but also kind of nice. Brady and I can run errands without the little run away P. But watching him go to school and get off the bus makes him seem so old. I can't believe he is that old. We never planned on putting him into preschool until he was older, but this seems to be really good for him. Between school and therapy, his language is getting better all time. He still has trouble with some of the behavioral issues, but those are improving too. I love my boy and am glad he is getting the help he needs and even just some time to play with other kids each day. That is a big help for him. Can't wait to see him keep enjoying and improving.