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Monday, March 15, 2010

First Day at Creche :)
















So, today was the day! Little Mr. Malakai had his first day at creche!

What a busy morning, trying to get Malakai ready while still keeping Harlan happy and getting ourselves dressed! Whew! Who knew it was this complicated? But I am sure that it will get more streamlined in time...

Malakai was a little shy when we dropped him off - Darryl and I sat for a few minutes in his class, watching him eat his breakfast along with the other little ones at their mini-tables. We kissed him and he waved goodbye - and then we left... It was a little difficult, wondering how he would cope.
I called the creche and they gave me an update - telling me he was sleeping soundly and that he only cried a little bit, but they think it was because he was tired and not because he was sad or anything - yay! My little brave man!
This afternoon we collected him (half an hour early...) and he was sleeping in the arms of one of the carers - they take extra special care of the little newbies (which puts my mommy-heart at ease). Malakai spent the rest of the afternoon playing with Joyce - I think she missed him more than me!
I just know this is the best place for him, and that he's going to learn so many new things!
I am proud of my little boy - I am proud that he takes Life in his small 19-month-old-long-legs-stride, almost as if he looks at the rest of us and it just comes naturally to him to be patient with our flaws. For all our fears and judgements and 'what ifs', Malakai just smiles and carries on, persistent in his thirst for experience. And along the way, as he meets new people, and they all just say - what a beautiful little boy.

8 comments:

Leigh, Kim & little Natalia Pomario said...

Oh, totally cute. Malakai is growing up and is making his way in this big world.... I am proud of my nephew. He has a strong personality and will be just fine. We love you lots mister man!! Leigh, Kim & Natalia

Lorraine said...

It feels like just a blink and you are suddenly a big handsome boy off to play school! I know that you are going to have so much fun as you play and learn with all your new friends. I love you all the world my gorgeous and look forward to spending some fun play time with you this coming weekend.
Granny

Kelly said...

Watch out world.....show them what you've got,(Malakai)!! A beautiful boy his is:) Love the pics!!

Elriza Paul said...

Love the photos and SOOOO glad he enjoyed his first day. Really puts a mom's heart at rest hey? So all I can say is...What a beautiful little boy!

Conrad, Megan and Our Precious Keaton said...

I can only imagine how proud you and Darryl must be! When I saw you today I secretly saw you glancing up to the watch every now and then just waiting for 13h30 - he he, I so know that feeling! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and man oh man is everybody right, Malakai your a beautiful little guy! I am so happy that you enjoyed your first day of school and by the look of the photos your little school looks like such a happy and joyful place! Wow you have really grown into a little gentleman Mr Kai! We all love you lots! Megs and crew

Deqlan said...

ag Loren, how precious - i can feel the emotions of this magical day just looking at the photos! we celebrate with you and cant wait to follow this new chapter in Kai's amazing journey! Kai, you are to adorable for words! God Bless love Mark Samm Deqlan Logan

Leigh Robertson said...

Congrats guys, he's gorgeous!!!! Brave little man indeed!!!
xxx

Anderson Family said...

Definitely a beautiful boy. You took great pictures! Looks like he is going to have fun there!