Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Harper is growin up

When did my little baby turn into a boy? Ah man did I enjoy me some baby Harper. I was a Harper hog. This child was always in my arms. I am actually surprised he survived me always lovin up on him. Then at around 2 years old, he was so rudely dethroned. Mother's guilt will always weigh on me heavily with this one.

But Harper is officially a big boy now. Yesterday was his first day of preschool. This has been the carrot we have been dangling in front of him all summer. "If you give up your binky, you can go to school."If your nice to Davy...... (you get the picture)". I know not my finest parenting moment but it got us through the summer(sorta).
As you can see Harper was VERY excited to leave me behind for bigger and better things.
School has been calling his name for quite some time. I have to say I was a little nervous for him. Following rules and obeying are not his strong suit.
Lets just say Harper has a special helper for church, I know he's a total rascal.
But luckily I know his preschool teachers really well. They have had all of my boys, so they know how to handle a Schultz. I know he is in good capable hands. Hands that won't let him get away with things but hands that will give lots of hugs too.
I am happy to report the first day was a success. No major catastrophes. Now I have to deal with today, a non school day. So far Harper has asked to go to school 10 times.
I think I need to go and take this boy to the park.



10 comments:

Karin said...

I love this kid! Whatever he lacks in obedience he more than makes up for in excitement for life. Happy first day of school Harper!

Beth said...

When did he get so big?
love that boy!

Melany said...

he is totally growing up! his little face definitely looks older. such a handsome boy! penny's first day of preschool (well, it's more like a PRE-preschool) is tomorrow and i'm freaking out a little bit!

Taylor said...

cute! and I know yall are like THE gabba family so maybe you have an unlimited supply but where is that backpack from?? My son would die, and he starts preschool on Friday too... tear. He is my oldest so it is extra sad/exciting that i have a big boy now

Georgia said...

Wow....time sure flies. Seems like he was just born. So happy to hear that he likes school.

Ora said...

YAY!! Just what that boy needed! Glad the "carrot" worked... we've been dangling along those same lines like crazy, just praying it will work! Sounds like he enjoyed himself if he was asking to go back!

Middle-aged Momma said...

Your kids all have the most beautiful, dreamy eyes. Loved Harper's first day of school outfit. Awesome!

Cathy Woodruff said...

He has an angle face

mer said...

That is one cute kid (and one great name btw). My little O will be starting preschool next year and he's a total rascal as well. here's hoping (against hope) that perhaps a year will help to calm him down a little?...

Reenie said...

Sooo cute.