Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Day of School

The first day of school was a SUCCESS!!!! YEAH!

Sorry there are no pics of the boys...they are camera shy.

Sugar was excited and nervous and PUMPED! I could hardly keep up with her as she hiked up the hill. She came home full of stories and plans.

She also came home drenched, thanks to the huge downpour that started approximately 5 minutes before school let out. I drove up to pick up the girls, but it was no use. Just getting from the door to the parking lot was enough to soak us to the bone. No pictures of that.

Cupcake was nervous and excited, too, but she showed it in a different way. She was VERY JEALOUS that Sugar got to go in the morning and she had to wait until after lunch. So, she INSISTED that she was not going to eat breakfast - only lunch - and at 9:30 in the morning.

She was also ornery (translated scared/stressed) all morning long -not wanting to cooperate or obey at all. It was a long, not fun morning.

But immediately after lunch, everything changed. The smiles came out. Sweetness was everywhere. She allowed me to take these pictures before we left the house.

She also hiked up the hill at a record speed, and we made it to the school about 15 minutes early. When I told her she couldn't go in yet, her face clouded over and the stormy weather came back. She wouldn't sit by me. She wouldn't let me take her picture. When we finally went in to wait to be escorted to class, my happy little girl came back. She was all smiles. She hugged me and waved good-bye as she marched down the hall to her first day of Kindergarten.

Cupcake liked her first class and told me all the rules and talked about some of the kids in her class. She was excited to go back today.

Sunshine only had Math yesterday, so his day was very light.

TE had two of his college classes ... Western Civilization and Speech. He came out of the first class and said he'd already seen about 10 kids that he knows, including three in his class. He thought he could handle the workload in both classes. YEAH!

For me, I spent the day walking and driving my kids to their various schools. Once we get the kinks worked out, I think our school week schedule will be fine.

Blessings to you,

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