Sunday, September 14, 2008

Off to School

On August 25th we all had a very big day around here. Peter started 4th grade, Leah 2nd and our little Hannah started Kindergarten. They were all so excited although a little nervous. Jordan and I had just gotten back from our cruise 2 days before so it was a little crazy making sure they had everything they needed but all went well. For me personally it was a big day as I have not had just one kid home for years. I have to admit it is quite nice!! The mornings are always hectic as we cram in a lot- Family scripture reading and family prayer at 6:30, breakfast,brush teeth, shoes and socks, making sure everyone has everything they need for school that day, lunches and snacks packed, etc. By the time they are gone (Jordan almost always takes them on his way to work) I am ready for a little breather. It has been particularly helpful as our home is on the market. It's hard enough to keep all perfect without all the kids here. All in all school has been great for the kids. They are all good students and have fun at school. They do come home exhausted though. They work very hard! The kiddos all ready to go.

We walked the kids to school as a family the first day. Hannah was so confident. She almost always is. She is one tough little girl.
Leah up front and center. She was so excited about the teacher she got, Mrs. Marek. A good teacher makes all the difference!
Here is the reading rug. The kids got to school and picked books to read. Hannah is by the basket picking out a book.
Leah was thrilled to be able to sit by her friend Taylor. She loves school.


Martie said...

I sure enjoyed the pictures of the kids' first day of school and your Bahama vacation--thanks!

Heidi said...

The kids look so cute. I love their new outfits. I think we should get new outfits for the first day of school too. :)

royalbird said...

It must be so nice to have only one at home! Of course, I'm learning that with a school day comes a period of high stress just before they leave and a period of high stress when they get home! And I agree with Heidi...when I was out school shopping for Westley I decided that I wanted some new school clothes too! Of course, I didn't buy any, but the thought was nice...