Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Big, Yellow, and Fun

Apparently, when you're 5, riding the school bus is one of those things you've always wanted to do! Well, at least it has been for Austin! He was not too happy that we took him to school on the first day of school. He got to ride the bus back home, but that didn't matter. He wanted to ride the bus TO and from school. On the second day of school, he got his wish.

I missed him getting off the bus on the first day of school. The bus had a sub-driver and I guess she drives a little faster than the normal driver and was REALLY early to drop them off. I had just walked out of the house when the kids were walking off the bus. So, while I was disappointed that I didn't get the "real" first bus pictures, I was glad to see that Austin knew what to do and how to act when he got off the bus and I wasn't down the street to get him.
It sure was exciting for him to be waiting for the bus with all the other kids in the neighborhood! They all huddled around each other, talking and doing what kids do. It's pretty cute. Colten had fun as well. He played with the big kids and thought he was just like them!

When we saw the bus coming, Colten kept pointing at it and the big kids all got ready. They walked nicely to the bus and got on. Austin has grown up SO much!!!

Colten waved and waved. I think he really wanted to go on as well, but he'll just have to wait his turn. :-)

That afternoon, we got down to the bus stop with plenty of time. The moms visited and the little kids played. Finally, the bus came and Austin came off the bus.

I didn't get a picture of it since there were some kids in the way, but Colten RAN up to Austin to give him a big hug. It was ADORABLE! He was SO happy to have his big brother back!
I'm so thankful that we live in a kid-friendly neighborhood. It's nice to be able to walk him to the bus stop and him look forward to it. The ride to and from school without Dad and Mom gives him a sense of independence. He's growing up and doing exactly what we want him to do...be his own person. What a great thing for a parent to see!!!

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