Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Day of School AND remembering my grandma...

This day definitely calls for a play by play, but here's a quick overview of this multi-post!
*Today I am missing my grandmother. It would have been her 85th birthday-
she is missed more than words.
*Today was Jacob's 1st day of preschool
*Justin has had diarrhea for most of the day :(
So, today we woke up early, packed his lunch, ate breakfast together as a family and were headed to his FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL...Yayyyyy!!
Lookin' handsome and ready to meet some new friends!
Happy to have his new backpack and pose for a few pics!

Justin dressed and standing in the kitchen waiting to EAT!

Awwww, giving brother a hug before we head to school :)

Jacob: "Ok, Mom seriously ENOUGH pictures...I'm annoyed!"

100% FREAKED OUT...he would not touch his play doh, would not speak to ANYONE, including the teachers and Mommy. Said he wanted to go home right away, and guess he wasn't a big boy, because he wanted Mommy to go to school with him, and then...

Mommy: "Ok Jacob, Mommy is going to go...have fun!"
Jacob: THE MELTDOWN BEGINS! It took two teachers to hold him back, he was screaming, yelling and crying all at the same time, biting his nails(never seen him do that before), holding his stomach like he was going to barf...it was B-A-D. We've changed schools(still 2 days a week) because this one is closer to the house and came highly recommended by parents from the school where I used to teach.
This boy has had to be in daycare since he was 8 weeks old, its not like he's sheltered!
Any suggestions?? Tips?? Pointers??
I know that he's shy, my husband was shy growing up too...so will he grow out of this??
PLEASE say YES?????
Here's hoping that Thursday is a MUCH better experience!
On a more serious note, my grandmother's birthday would have been today. We would have called her, sang to her and probably brought her something that the boys had made for her. I think about her every, single day. I wish I would have listened to more of her stories, written down more of her recipes, taken more pictures with her, cherished every SECOND I spent with her. I know she had fulfilled her time here, but I can't help but wish we had MORE time with her. She asked to be buried in the dress she wore to our wedding. She loved that dress. She looked beautiful at our wedding and even danced a bit too! She always looked beautiful and her cooking...nobody can come close. It was amazing and I think it made her feel good to cook for all of us and have us all together. She loved family. Jacob and I used to go visit her weekly and he'd go running down to hall to greet her at her door EVERY time. She used to know when we'd get there and come outside her door to watch him run to her. I loved seeing how happy that made her. I still can't drive by her assisted living home.
You can see her picture and what I posted right after she passed away, HERE,
and lastly, Justin has had diarrhea for most of the day...not sure why. No fever. No other symptoms but has been teething and drooling like crazy for the past four days??
Hope it gets better soon, my poor little guy!


TV's Take said...

Sounds like a busy day in your family! While I don't have little ones in school yet, I'm sure he will grow out of it. I was incredibly shy as a little girl, now people who know me just laugh at the notion. Happy b-day to your gma. Hope things settle down in your home soon!

Tini Posh said...

Oh Marissa..you brought tears to my eyes! He will out grow it..no worries!! Before I forget..he looked so CUTE!! I am sorry your grandma is not with you anymore, but I am sure that she is looking down at you from heaven, as proud as can be, you are a great wife and mother!! Hope your lil guy gets better..my Izabella had the same thing since Sunday..must be something going around! Have a great night!

Mama Hen said...

Oh the first day of school! I am a nervous wreck! My daughter goes tomorrow and I am having a hrad time letting go and thinking that I am not there to protect her. Goodness Marissa I would have been crying to see my little one so upset. He just has to get to know that you are coming back and be reminded over and over again. A couple of things I did last year was put a pictures of my daughter and I in her cubby. Whenever she missed me she told the teacher she wanted to see the picture. The other thing I have heard of doing is to give a necklace (I know he is a boy) but you can put a laminated picture of the family and he can hold it every time he feels sad. I wish you well.

Mama Hen

M.O.T.B said...

I am so sorry today did not go as smoothly as you had hoped. I am certain it will get easier but I can't imagine how hard this was for you. What an emotional day!!!!! Please keep us posted on how it is going. Bless all your hearts!

Annette said...

Poor Jacob. I'm sure it's just a phase he's going through. Seeing him miss you is bitter-sweet. On the one hand, you want him to miss you, but on the other, it breaks your heart to leave him... I wish I could offer some advice, but I'm leaving my Lil' Lew in the hands of daycare for the first time tomorrow...so I'm not much help. I'm sure my heart is going to break...

Grandmothers are so special. If I could turn back time, I would have asked mine to share more stories of herself (and recipes) too. I guess all we can do is appreciate the time we did get to spend with them.

Cheryl said...

Precious pics! My grandmother will be 99 in January...happy birthday to yours, I'm so sorry you can't share it with her!

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Ashlie said...

Poor Jacob and Poor Mommy! I hope Thursday is a much better day. My grandmother passed right before my wedding 5 years ago, and I still miss her soooo much. I know she would have loved being a great grandma.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Great photos Jacob looks so excited and Justin standing in that hallway waiting to eat looks cute enough to eat!!! He's adorable!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

TV's Take said...

I liked your comment today, they are the reason for living. Thanks for stopping by

Erica K said...

sounds like an emotional day.
I bet 10 min after you left he calmed down and had so much fun, at least I hope so.

following back.

Jill said...

Hi! Just became a follower of this blog as well as your other one. Love meeting other Moms! hope you'll follow me back!

alicia said...

He really really will grow out of it. I am mama to two of those children who had to be pried off of me! It hurt me so much, but the teachers always assured me that after I left, they were fine. And they were.
Now they are in 4th and 2nd and I can barely get a hug out of them before they run off! (Maicy still experiences the occasional shy moment, I just am better at dealing with it now. )

So sweet about your grandma. Praying for you- grandma's are just so special!

~Dawn~ said...

Oh, the tears are starting to flow. ((Huugs)) What a tough day for the both of you. Give him a few more days and soon he will see how much fun he's having at school. It will get better. My baby is off to kindergarten next week. I'm a wreck about it!!


Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm sorry you're missing your grandma. I miss mine every single day.
I hope Justin feels better soon!
Jacob is so cute. I hope he learns to love preschool. I bet you'll see a huge change in him soon!