Monday, August 30, 2010

School Days

I still have the entire month of August to blog about, but I can't let the first day of school go unblogged.
Alyssa is in 6th grade this year. SIXTH!! Her last year in elementary. It is SO crazy to me. We moved to this house when she was in 1st grade. I remember thinking how far away 6th seemed. Well, let me tell you, it wasn't far at all! Overnight in fact. Man these sweet years pass in the blink of an eye. Alyssa had a good day at school today. She says her class is ultra quiet compared to last year, but I have a feeling that as time goes on, that will change. Her teacher seems nice and I think Alyssa is loving being one of the big kids at school this year.

Halle is in 4th and has a new teacher this year. She was a little nervous to leave her beloved Mrs. Ball behind, but came home from school today saying she loves her new teacher. I'm so glad! Halle is our fashionista and wants her hair and outfits to be just perfect. She has them picked out days in advance. She came home from school and immediately did her spelling homework. This girl loves a schedule, and I'm glad we're back on one!

Carter is a great big grown up 1st grader this year. Last night we sent him to bed saying, "Good night you big kid." About 15 minutes later, he came flying out of his room sobbing his head off because he "doesn't want to be a grown up!". It was so sad and funny all at the same time. He was shocked to learn this morning that he gets to stay at school for lunch this year. I don't know why he didn't realize he was going to full days, but it was pretty cute to see his reaction when he put two and two together. He seemed to love his first day, but promptly came home and took a nap. Is anyone surprised?

Little Kate-Kate doesn't get to start pre-school until next week. But she did help me walk the big kids to school this morning. I told her to get dressed, but didn't have to time to really enforce it. We were running late, so she walked to school in her candy cane striped pj's and her Burger King crown. Oh my.....she felt SO pretty and it CRACKED me (and just about everyone else) up. She is such a funny kid. I'm sure tomorrow I'll be posting her 6th grade picture on here, but for today, I'm going to revel in the Burger King crown moments.

10 comments:

Jewelle said...

Your kids are too cute! Alyssa looks so grown up too. It cracked me up to see Kate in her pjs and crown.

Gina said...

Thursday is the big day here.
And Jonah has the same pajamas that I picked up free at a MOPs toy and clothing exchange. They are his favorites!

Brandon & Emily said...

Oh the girls look so cute! And Carter is such a stud!I can't even believe how much they all have grown!I love back to school days!

3 Guys and Girl! said...

What cute girls! I laughed all day yesterday thinking about that cute Burger King crown. Carter looks great...so funny that he didn't realize that he would be at school all day! ;)

Cherie said...

Your kids are so beautiful.
And Alyssa looks so grown up - Wow almost a teenager!!!

Willy Happy Mama said...

What is it with boys? Andrew did a similar thing. They like being little boys and never want to grow up. I guess they have to be BIG and Manly the rest of their lives, so I'll take the little boy days. They pass too quickly too! Glad you found some non-ruffelly clothes for the girls to. ;)

Lee Ann said...

Always love to see these pictures every year.....and especially wanted to see what they ended up wearing. They are growing so fast.

Lee Ann said...

Always love to see these pictures every year.....and especially wanted to see what they ended up wearing. They are growing so fast.

Brenda said...

Cute kiddos! I LOVE that Kate got to pick her own outfit. It is fabulous!!! What a doll.

WishTrish said...

AWESOME! Posts like this make me wish we didn't have uniforms. Your girls (and Carter, too) look darling! And bless Kate. She is always so adorable!