August 25, 2008

First Day of School

It always seems like the beginning of a new year for us when school starts. As Brandon finished giving all the kids and me a blessing for school, I thought, 'This feels like starting fresh, again.' So many things should revolve around the school year. New year resolutions, new primary classes, schedules. I always feel rejuvinated after a long summer. Anywhoo...The new school year has begun!

I love the first day of school. The kids were so excited...except A, and woke early. K had made her lunch and was dressed as well as M's lunch by 7:00am. She's such a big helper. M was dressed by 7:00 as well and that is amazing because usually she sleeps till 7:45. I was so happy that they were ahead of the game. A was another story. He couldn't sleep last night and it wasn't until 9pm that Brandon finally said, 'Okay now you really have to go to sleep.' He woke up at 7:20 and got dressed. Then it was his normal pace getting everything else done. It was a good thing they weren't riding the bus this morning because they would have missed it. They were ready by 8:10 and then it was pictures, scriptures, and prayer before school. It was so nice to start the day off with scriptures and a prayer. Somedays are just so busy and I feel like we are rushing to get things done. Those days will come and so I am glad that we started today off right.

We got them all to their new classes and teacher's didn't have time to chat or greet each parent so it was a hug and a kiss for the kids and off they went. I am excited to hear all about their day when they come home. K and A have brand new teachers to DES this year. So I will be interested in their teaching styles.
F will be joining a Preschool Swap this year. He is really excited and I am excited for him. I'm glad he'll have something to do besides hanging out with me. Boring. Today we started potty training...hard core. My plans always fail with this but I want to have him trained in a week. He's kind of excited because he can wear his new Transformer underwear and eat in my room...close to the bathroom. Hurray!
Maybe I'll make cookies.


Bellblogging said...

Wow you are quick! Hope they had a awesome day and a good year to come!

Margo Munanui said...

I like that your family start the day off with scriptures study and a prayer not mentioning a priesthood blessing for your kids and yourself for the school year. That is so conforting to know that other people are still doing it. Thanks for the example and reminder.
Wow back to school already! YOur kids are way cute on their first day to school. I am sure they are going to have so much fun this school year.

The Seaquist Family said...

Cute grown up kids and OH potty training. I'm dreading that with Ava. Although I hear that girls are easier? I sure hpe so!

Joey and Nettifer said...

Look at how big those kids are getting. I love that they are back in school and the schedule before they get out the door - you sure are raising them right!

Good luck with Ford on the potty training - yuck is all I have to say! You can do it buddy!

Elizabeth said...

Hmmm, August 25 seems to be the first day in a lot of places this year. What ever happened to the days we were kids, and it started the day after Labor Day!? I chose August 11 as our "first day." Their first day pics look great! :)

Good luck with the potty training! That's never fun. Kayla is about half way trained. . . can't seem to keep her from leaking a little bit before holding it totally, and still don't have nights down. Rachel was soooo much easier for me!

ishybeanie said...

cute kids, good luck potty training but you don't need luck you have done it 3 time now huh.

foxie4 said...

It is amazing how fast they grow up. Super cute kids. Hope they had fun!