Friday, August 22, 2008

Well, it's that time of year again. Back to school. I love going back to school. I love the routine of it. This has been the first summer that we have all been out of school together and it has felt like one long weekend. There has been no schedule, no consistant bedtime, no routine. Somedays, I couldn't even tell you what day of the week it was. Now that's bad!

But here we are on the first day of school. I have a hard time believing that Joshua is a senior in high school this year. Well, until I look at all the expenses of senior year. I'm not sure we will be able to afford college after this year. AND my baby is going to kindergarten! Wow, where has the time gone.
Here we are sporting our new backpacks. Notice that Joshua and Jacob have the same backpack in different colors. When did Jacob get to big for a character backpack? Last year, both of the little boys had transformers. This year, Nate is enthralled with Wall*E. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a Wall*E backpack? I had to order it online. It has stars that light up; could it be any cooler?
Jacob was so excited for school to start that he wore his backpack around for most of the weekend before. There school has back to school night the Thursday before school started and the kids got to meet their teachers. Jacob also found that his best friend from kindergarten is in his class this year. I think it's going to be a great year for him. Here he is one the first day with his teacher, Mrs. J. Excuse the face, they were both looking right into the sun, but Mrs. J. still managed to smile!
Here is Nate by the door of his classroom. It's kindergarten, of course I took more pictures of him. He was less than thrilled with the whole idea of going to school.
Here he is with Mrs. G. She is a great teacher and I am happy that he has her. She was also Jacob's kindergarten teacher. I'm going to have to come up with a really good end of the year gift for her! I think we are going to have a long year.
You don't think so? Well, here is Nate in the first 10 minutes of class. The children were supposed to write their names on this sign in sheet. He was frustrated that he couldn't get it just perfect. I know we all have days like this. Unfortunately, the day only got worse for him.
After school, I asked him how his day went. He only said, "Bad." I asked what was bad about it. He said, "The teacher made me do everything." Then he told me that, "kindergarten is not fun like preschool." I asked him if he had any fun and he said, yeah, he got to play on the playground. So, it wasn't all bad.
Yesterday (Thursday), Nate finally had a good day at school, lol. I hope this is the start of something good. Maybe he just took a little longer to transition.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the picture of the senior in high school with the 2 little ones, all showing their backpacks. Too cute.

I'm worried about Sam this year in kindergarten also. We had open house the other night where we go in and have them set up their supplies at their desk, and within 5 minutes I had to have the stern lecture about "no karate in kindergarten". sigh.

Aimee said...

Aww, poor Nate! I'm glad he's doing better.

I have to say the pic of the backpacks is my favorite, too. :)