Wednesday, September 12, 2007

First day at school

firstday
Xavier is settling into school. They take it very slowly, just a few hours each day until next week – when he stays all day. Luckily the warm weather means that the walk to school is not too much of a shock to him – though he protests vociferously most of the way. We leave very early to allow time for the protests en route and I use blackberries, pine cones, hazelnuts and other treasures to tempt Xavier across the woodland park.
125mm x 205mm ink and watercolour in moleskine, from photographic reference

5 Comments:

Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

How delightful. I hope he loves school and playing with lots of friends. Our grand-daughter started school this year, a bit before her fifth birthday and she loves it. She can draw and paint too. She had her 5th birthday last week.
w.

9/13/2007 4:58 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

What a lovely route to school you must have! My youngest (10) has been taking herself to school this term. After 20 odd years of the school run I can't begin to tell you what bliss this is.

9/13/2007 2:22 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Hmm I remember taking my 5 years younger sister to school and we were always late and i always got into trouble as she dawdled the streets picking flowers from the gardens. this was about 63 years ago!! Gorgeous painting.

9/14/2007 1:39 AM  
Anonymous rachel said...

He looks so grown up!

9/15/2007 3:06 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

A great moment in his life. My grandson, Cris, will be four at the end of December, and started a once-a-week class, two weeks ago. I said to him, "Did you get to play
with a bunch of kids?"
His eyes lit up, big grin.
"Yes," he said, "The teacher said stop."

9/15/2007 5:26 AM  

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