Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Day of School 2012-Day 1

Three new grade levels in our house-4th, 1st and preschool. I qualified the title of this post with "day 1" because today was only the first day for the girls. Robbie gets his first day tomorrow. And it won't be his real first day. It will be his visit. With Mommy and Daddy. For a short period of time. Then next week he will go for two days. The first day will be with half of his class. The second day next week will be his real REAL first day. Full class. No Mommy. No Daddy. Nine to Noon. 7 days and counting...

So these photos are really only of the girls' first day. For the first time EVER in elementary school, Padyn and her besty are not in the same class. That's ok. We are trying not to be upset about it. At some point they have to go it without each other. And they still get to spend recess together...
When I asked Kate how school was, her response was, "I don't really like first grade." Great. Fingers crossed that this will not be a battle year. My guess is she is reacting to much less play, a longer day, and MANY more kids in a SMALLER classroom. How can 32 1st graders in a classroom built for 20 be a good idea?

Padyn said that she LOVES fourth grade! Oh good. At least one of them likes it.
Katelyn and her bud are also not in the same class, but we are used to that. They weren't in kindergarten together, either. Both are disappointed but will manage.

Cousins....Bella LOVES 3rd grade.

And even though it wasn't Robbie's first day, we had to get him in a picture. I think this was taken in Padyn's classroom.
To all of you in the same First Day of School boat, cheers! Hope you had a nice, easy, uneventful day also.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Pretenders

The kids defnitely like music. All kinds of music. Recently the collectively made a playlist for the car that has songs ranging from Alison Krauss to Veggie Tales to Indigo Girls. This song from Foo Fighters is on that list, too. Kate is on drums, Robbie is on guitar and Padyn is lead vocals. I think we may be taking our band on tour soon. I'll keep you posted of tour dates....

Friday, August 03, 2012

Photo Friday-So So So Behind

Here we are, almost at the end of summer, and I don't have much to show for it. When the current 3 day swim meet is over, and Daddy returns after being gone a week, maybe I can spend more time going through the 500 photos I took over the last month and a half and post more, in a more organized (and captioned) fashion. But for now, enjoy a few of my favorite photos of this summer....

Happy Friday.