Thursday, August 15, 2013

First Day of School

As much as I dread the end of summer break, the kids headed back to school this morning under some pretty favorable conditions. First of all, the three youngest are excited about their teachers! They are all happy with the classrooms they were put in which makes school a lot easier to face - for them and for me! Second, it actually feels like fall today. I think August 15th is too early to be heading back to school, but it sure helps when it's 52ยบ in the morning and you need a jacket to make it to the bus stop. (That is unheard of at this time of year in my little corner of the world!)

Here are pictures of my crew as they headed out the door this morning. With various school starting times, the pictures are in the order in which they left the house.

Sadie, our third grader and big man on campus. This is her last year at her elementary school.

Sam (Senior) and Spencer (Freshman). The first day of high school is always daunting, but I think Spencer is in good hands!

Sterling (6th grade) and Soren (5th grade). We met their teachers last night and they are in for a great year!

Savannah (Junior) doesn't have an early bird class so she is the last one out the door.  You can barely see Savannah's crutches in this picture. Another couple days and she should be able to hobble around without them! :)

Within the next few weeks, I'm hoping to be volunteering each week in the younger three kids' classrooms. Until then, I'm hoping to get caught up on all the things that have been put on hold during our way-too-fast-summer!

We're hoping for a great year!


Denise said...

School already???? And I thought Tues Aug 20 was too early! My kids are excited...all but that is good. Spencer is craving the routine of school...and I am not. Although if I want to get my dissertation done before I die I'm sure the routine of them gone all day will be most beneficial! Maybe one day we can do lunch while all of the kiddos are at school?!?!

cstowell said...

Whatta great group!!! Have an awesome year!!

Peggy said...

Loved the pics!

Happy Homework Days! ;)

Peggy said...

Loved the pics!

Happy Homework Days! ;)

Karey said...

Waaaaaay too fast summer. Your kids look cute and ready to take on the year. Hope you're getting everything caught up.