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Back To School

After 3 extra weeks of summer vacation, the kids headed back to school today.  New school, new teachers.  They were so very excited.  After the kids were awake, fed, and ready to go to school, we took the “back to school” pictures like every year.

Mazie…the big 7th grader…how does that happen?  Someone please enlighten me…



She was mostly excited about having her own locker that works when she opens it.  She was instructed by 2 different teachers that backpacks were not allowed in the classroom during class.  So she was happy that she could work her locker.  She was also pretty excited about Honors Math.  Overall, she had a “great” day and can’t wait until they are onto learning in the classes instead of the intro stuff!

Jamie…the 4th grader…



As you know, Jamie is our shy one.  She was really nervous about school today.  We had met her teacher on Friday which helped but since she didn’t know any of the kids in her class she was still pretty nervous.  After meeting her teacher and realizing that she was Jamie in 20 years (not even kidding on this one), I relaxed a bit knowing Jamie would be in good hands.  She even mentioned that she was just like Jamie, very timid, not speaking unless she knew she was correct, etc.  Jamie came home saying school was “great” today.  Again, knowing Jamie, you know that means it was better than she could have hoped for.  She is really looking forward to a great year!

And Jacob…the big 1st grader…



He was so excited to be in a “number” year (not K for kindergarten).  He was looking forward to meeting new friends.  When he came home today, he said school was “great” and told us that he met 2 new friends.  I asked their names and he said, “Emma and Keira”.  Of course, they were girls.  Why did I think differently?  He was also very excited that he ate lunch at the at the same time as Jamie.  That was pretty cool to find out!

So three “greats” on the first day.  I guess I can’t complain.  It was a great day for me too.  Jeremiah was able to take the day off and spend it with me which meant that I wasn’t sitting here at home blubbering like an idiot until I went to pick up the kids.  We also got in on the photo action (thanks to ideas on facebook and pinterest).  Dad sweeping the kids off to school…


Mom jumping for joy that school is back in session…(and yes, I am actually off the ground)…Jacob couldn’t figure out what I was doing behind him but was told to look at the camera no matter what…which explains his weird face…


This one was Jacob’s idea.  He said he saw it on Animaniac but he was all about taking the picture so I went with it…IMG_0026

With the middle school on top level of the school, all three kids start and stop at the same time.  So less driving to drop off/pick up for me!  I am also excited about the smaller class sizes and more attention to the kids.  I think this school is going to be a good fit for us!

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  1. PopPop on said:

    Awesome pix – great way to get a new school experience started. So glad they all enjoyed school and had a great first day!

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