Well, Riley made it through his first day of third grade. He was a little nervous, but also really excited.
This year was so much better than last year when he was starting a new school. He didn't talk to anyone for the entire first month he was there. Seriously, he wouldn't talk to anyone. He would answer questions when he was called on, but he became so shy he wouldn't talk to any of the other kids. We were so worried that we had made a huge mistake in moving here, and that we had permanently messed up our kid.
Finally he started to open up and by winter break had made some great friends. Now he says he's glad we moved and would never want to move back! Unfortunately, he found out yesterday that his best friend is moving in December. He seems to be taking the news pretty well so far. We'll have to see how that goes.
I just can't believe he's already in the third grade! Why do the years have to go so fast??
Do you see that little munchkin up there trying on her big brother's new backpack? It won't be long until she's starting school too....aaaaahhhh I can't even think about that!!!