Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rhett Had a First Day Too

Before I get to Rhett's first day I wanted to tell a story about Rhett from the summer. Rhett is maturing quick! All of a sudden he takes showers all by himself and wipes his butt by himself (everytime!), but he is still so innocent. Over the summer he had some play time with a little girl friend of his. They bonded over a treasure hunt. They spent 2 hours searching for clues for a treasure. A trashed straw pointed in a direction was a clue, a gum wrapper was a clue, a piece of old gum on the blacktop was a clue...this went on and on. When it was time to leave they made plans to search for the treasure next week. Both Molly and Rhett couldn't wait. They were sure they would find a treasure. So, Molly's mom gathered a treasure and on the day of the playdate she hid a clue and the treasure. The treasure was a brown bag of foreign coins with the word "treasure" on it. Oh, the look on their faces when they found the treasure. Absolutely priceless. I wish I could have videotaped it. They were sure the treasure was left by pirates. They never suspected us. So sweet and innocent. Now, Molly and Rhett made plans to ask Santa for a metal detector for Christmas. We can't wait to see these two searching for "treasures" at the park together with their metal detectors.



First day of first grade! He heard it was "the best grade," so he was super excited to start. Thanks to whoever told him that...



Rhett is loving first grade. He is such a good boy at school. A substitute recently said to me, "I hardly even remember Rhett, because he was always sitting and doing what he was supposed to be doing." Rhett told us, "Well, I would be good at home too if WE had a principal like at school." Apparently, the threat of going to the principal's office is enough to scare him straight. If only we had a threat that powerful...

1 comment:

Duncan said...

Man has he changed. . . a very mature look. Loved the treasure hunt story, could of done without the butt wiping, too much imformation!! I'm sure he will think the same thing as he grows up more and reads this in later years. No one will accuse you of not telling it like it is. Glad to hear he is having a happy time in first grade and staying out of the principals office. Can't wait to see you all. Love to all!!!!!