Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day of School 2011...

Last week our glorious schedule free summer ended.

No more sleeping in and swimming all day.

It also meant the break from sports was over too.

Although I was sad to see it end, I do welcome a nice schedule.

The first day of school morning was not exactly what I had pictured.  We woke to booming thunder and a spectacular light show just before 6am.  When it was time to do the photos it was still raining, so we had to take them on the front porch and inside.  Boo Hoo for the mom who had grand photos in mind.  I even had super cute printed signs for my babies to hold.


Can you tell how used to a camera in their face they are?

JP started the 5th grade, which meant the big move to the Intermediate Campus.  It also meant that for the first time in 4 years ALL the kids were back together, no more splitting into 2 groups based on where you live.  Although all 350 kids are back together they are randomly separated into upstairs and downstairs classes, which means downstairs kids eat together and play at recess together. 

J is downstairs.

Every single buddy he has is upstairs.

Major disappointment.

We love the teacher he received and are excited about the year in her class.  We will have to wait and see what God's Purpose is for JP downstairs.  He is such a leader, I know there is a great reason for where he was placed.  We just have to be patient to see it.

This was also the first year I did not send my son to school in brand new digs.  All his clothes and shoes fit, his backpack was pristine still; so why spend the money now?  I did have to chuckle at his shoe choice though...17 year old pair of Adidas Gazelle's.  Truly sweet 'vintage' shoes. 

AJ entered the 1st grade this year.  We were ecstatic to walk into her class and see tons and tons of familiar names!  She has almost a whole class of friends from preschool, families we just love!  And her teacher...perfect!  So excited to see all the fun she has in that class.

See the vintage kicks?  Those baby's came from Paris or Madrid, I can't remember for sure.

1 comment:

dawn said...

Sweet pics! We are with you. All we did was new kicks and lunch boxes. Everything else was "vintage" Funderburk.