Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (First Days of School!)

All good things must come to an end and that is how we feel about this past summer.  We had a blast, did everything we wanted to do, spent a ton of time together as a family and now we are ready for school.

The boys started back last week.  They have a staggered start in our school district so AJ started on Weds & went the rest of the week and Daniel started on Thurs and had the rest of the week off.  I was very emotional last week as we got ready to go, but I was also very excited for the boys.

On Monday we went to school to meet the teachers.  Daniel enjoyed seeing his classroom and reading notes from former students about his teacher.  He's most looking forward to his teacher making him laugh.  AJ was excited to see that he is in the same classroom as last year, just a different teacher.  He's most looking forward to recess everyday and playing Minecraft with new friends.

Daniel "signing in" to his new class
Wednesday arrived and everyone was up before their alarms.  We got ready, took some pictures and were off to school.  AJ said he had a great day.  He really likes his teacher, is happy he has two friends from last year in his class and had recess with another boy he just met who loves Minecraft.  He was upset he didn't have gym that day, but happy he had art.  All was remedied when he had gym on Fri.  His first week has gone great!  He is super excited to do homework this year since he has some reading and math to do on the computer.  I'm excited to see how much he learns in 2nd grade!
AJ - 2nd grader
Getting on the "bus"
Thursday it was Daniel's turn.  Again everyone was up before the alarms (side note - this hasn't happened since).  We got up, got ready and headed out.  I was really sad dropping Daniel off, but held it together until they got out of the car.  I don't know why it was so hard for me, it's only 2 more mornings than preschool last year.  And I've done this before!  Thankfully he was super excited and didn't see how upset I was.  He had a great first day and was bummed he had 3 days off before he went back to school (Mon morning).  He was only disappointed that his teacher didn't make him laugh, as promised by a student from last year.  I know he's going to have a great year!
Zak wanted in on the first day of school pictures
Daniel - K
 And then there was one...
Zak and I headed out to run some errands.  We went to Aldi & Walgreens together.  When we got back in the car after those two I said, "OK it's probably close to time to go get Dan."  Then I checked the clock, we had one hour and 45 minutes...and Daniel is only gone for two hours and 40 minutes.  :)  I guess it really is easier to run errands with one kid when you're used to two or three.

Hope everyone had a great start to their school year!!

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