Monday, August 31, 2015

Jax's First Day of 1st Grade!

Jax had a great first day of 1st grade. Just like Lilah, he didn’t have a ton to divulge, but we have a new system in place that is providing opportunity for more conversations, about our day, upon arrival home.

Jax’s schedule is identical to Lilah’s minus a few small changes (aka: Jax isn’t in cheerleading :)

                                           6:15 am Rise and Get Dressed
                                           6:30 am Breakfast/Family Devotional by Daddy
                                           6:45 am Brush Teeth/Hair
                                           7:00 am Load Book Bag W/ Lunch Box
                                           7:05 am Walk To Bus Stop
                                           7:06 am Get On Bus
                                           7:35 am Arrive School
                                           7:50 am School Starts
                                           2:15 pm School Ends
                                           2:40 pm Bus Drops Him Off
                                           2:45 pm Unload Bookbags/Snack/Homework
                                           6:00 pm Football
                                           8:00 pm Dinner (EEEEEEKKKKK)
                                           8:45 pm Bath
                                           9:15 pm Prayers and Lights Out!

The first day of school, Jax wasn’t like the typical kid: anxious or excited and popping right out of bed.  Jax was fairly indifferent and didn’t really budge when I woke him up.  He was used to the 8:30 am rise time and 6:15 am was tough.
It’s amazing how much Jax has grown since Kindergarten.  From his photos last year to this year’s photos, it appears as if he went from toddler to CHILD. Sniff, sniff. 
Jax knows that mommy always gets to pick out the 1st day of school outfit (at least until he starts arguing with me :)  LOL! I try hard to color coordinate the twins, more so for photo opportunities, rather than because they are twins. I chose a beautiful and uniqued colored, plaid shirt from Carter's (again I am surprised that's the store I found our 1st day of school outfits in).  The knee length jeans came from Gap Kids.  
 His cute, white laced, boat shoes were ALSO from Carter's.  
Jax was happy that Evan is in his class again this year! Other than Evan and Lilah, he hasn't really made reference to any new or old friends that he is enjoying!
Oh my Jaxey definitely has some strong Crisafi genes.  I just think he's a knock out!
 I say it all the time, too, he's so much more handsome when he smiles!!!!
One way to for sure know that he is growing up too fast is by his book bag and lunch box selection.  When Ty was in 1st grade, I was able to still purchase a matching book bag and lunch box set from Pottery Barn Kids, but Jax is walking very quickly in his brother's footsteps.  He chose NIKE all the way! The lunch box is grey with fluorescent yellow accents.  The lunch box is black with fluorescent yellow accents.  
I think school will help Jax grow tougher skin.  He has a very sensitive spirit, like his mommy and daddy, and can be crushed to the core easily.  The second day of school Jax tried to sit next to Lilah, at circle time, and Lilah exclaimed, "Why do you want to sit next to me?"  That really hurt his feelings.  He even cried re-telling the story to me!!! Lilah claims she was just wondering why he wouldn't want to sit next to Evan or another boy! Jax couldn't believe that she would even go there. Of course he'd rather choose his twin sister over a friend.  That Lilah...she can be a little insensitive at times, but she is also a little lover!!!
 There he goes... off to the bus stop! My little "handsome bunny"! Haha.  That's what I call him.
I also cannot recall anything noteworthy from Jax's first day of first grade, but one thing Jax did say, by the end of the week, that he loved MORE about 1st grade than he did about Kindergarten was DESKS.  He likes NOT having to share SPACE with friends.  He enjoys having his own desk verse a table. I CANNOT say that I blame him for feeling that way!!!
I didn't need to take as many photos of Jax because he was rather cooperative, but I certainly did NOT post all of the pictures above.  If you are interested in seeing them ALL, please feel free to click on the Picasa Web Album, below, to see more!!!!

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