The enormous drum roll into our first 'educational' environment finally arrived yesterday. Carrie, Zen and I escorted our Miles boy into his first classroom-style environment and it was quite an emotional day. Essentially, it was the reason why we moved to Belton and we had just survived an enormous fast track to getting his IEP complete. We were very comfortable with his IEP and quite amazed at the efficiency and graciousness of the Belton Early Childhood Staff. So, once Miles was taken towards his first school activity and we said our good-bye's, he bellowed quite loudly. It was hard to leave that room and I have many more emotions than I thought I would. All morning I looked at the clock to see when I could pick up our little boy and find out how his day went. The report was sparkling. He was completely in control and really embraced his new envirnoment. So, the official end of our foray into First Steps is done and Miles now has a backpack full of school papers. In all it's surreal glory, we are watching our 'baby' slip on into the next phase of his life and it's quite amazing. Finally, I just want to note how proud we all are our Miles boy and how hard he works at everything.