I can never get a photo of all three of them looking so end up taking two or more shots.
We have half an hour to fill in before he can start in the morning as they start a little later than school. We were very fortunate that a brand new park opened across the road from the school. Every kinder morning, Linc and Alex have a play there, and we almost always have the whole park to ourselves.
On his first day he was very excited, but also anxious as we were at the park, and he was worried that we were going to be late. He surprised me how confidentally he walked into kinder and settled in. Linc and I stayed for half an hour, just to make sure he was alright, and during mat time he said, "why are you and Linky still here?!" We figured he was right without us, and that was our cue to leave. The hardest thing was getting Linc to leave. He has made some friends. Everyone seems to know him, and he often gets greeted by name by kids when we pick Maddi up from school. He tells me "that's my friend." But he never remembers their names! It has been really good for him, and he goes to the school assembly every Tuesday to prepare them for when they go to school. Maddi often looks out for him in her lunch break, and visits him through the fence. He gets ready quick smart on school days, and is very dissapointed when he doesn't have school. He seems to really enjoy playing outside in the sandpit the most, and cooking, which he loves to do at home as well.
Here he is as a fireman for the Book Week parade.
On his first day of school Moppy and Poppy arrived in the afternoon from visiting Gina in Sydney, and stayed with us while Alex was away in China. It was a good thing that they were here, as it would of been hard to manage on my own, as Linc was sick. One day we went to Ikea, and the boys had heaps of fun in the kids section. On the Thursday after school, Moppy and Poppy took Alex out into the city for the night. Moppy and Poppy started a tradition to do something special with their grandchild when they started school. Maddi went to Sydney with them, when they started the tradition, and it was Alex's turn to visit the city with them.
They went out for dinner, and he almost ate a whole pizza. He sure knows how to eat, and is always hungry. They also had dessert as well.
He stayed at the Sofitel with Moppy and Poppy. Moppy said he was so excited, and checked the whole room out. I didn't think he would be that excited about staying in a hotel as we lived in one for two and a half weeks, but I think he enjoyed it a lot, perhaps because he had special time on his own with Moppy and Poppy.
The next morning they went out for breakfast and to the Aquarium. He really enjoyed looking at the penguins. By late afternoon, he was back home, and looked very tired. The kids seemed to miss him while he was away, we certainly noticed how quiet it was without him, as he is definitely the noise maker in the house. Maddi told him how much she had missed him, and he seemed to miss her as well. Thanks so much to Moppy and Poppy for taking him out and keeping the tradition alive.