Monday, September 02, 2013

First Day of School

School started one week ago.  We had such a fun summer, and it was hard to get ourselves back into the swing of things.  The weather didn't cooperate, either.  We had the hottest weather of the year last week, and school was let out early every day but Monday.  With early outs, sports practices were held early in the morning with tennis at 6am and volleyball at 6:30am.  It was an exciting, strange week for all of us.

Sydney is starting 10th grade!  This is, unfortunately, not the first day of school.  I helped with a "Welcome to Middle School" breakfast on the first day of school and had to leave the house at 6am, so I didn't get to take any first day photos of Sydney.  This is the 4th day of school!  The tennis team had a tournament this weekend, so all of the girls got dressed up for school.  She and I made that skirt the night before - it turned out really cute!

Emily and John on the actual first day of school.  They are awesome!  
This photo was taken before 6:30am...

Emily is in 7th Grade!  She is playing the violin and volleyball this year and is so cute!  She is allowed to wear a little makeup to school this year and is rockin' the mascara!  

John is starting 5th grade... his last year at elementary school!  He is in runners club at school and is also playing football.  He is a super fast runner! 

  He also has the same teacher that Emily had for 5th grade.  Yay!  We move around so much that it is rare that any of our kids have had a teacher that an older sibling had.  

I was able to look online and see his teacher the day before the list was posted at the school.  Both 5th grade teachers at our school are awesome, so I wasn't worried, but it was fun to know!   I didn't tell anyone.  I kept it a secret that night and all the next day so that John could feel that excitement of seeing his name on the list....  It was killing me!

Back to school time is so fun.  All of the new folders and pencils!  (makes me want to watch You've Got Mail!)  I remember riding my bike to Sonoma School with my sisters to see the list of teachers posted through the glass windows.... So exciting!  

Here's to a great year!!!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Yay for the first day of school! I so wish we had the teacher list posted on the school window to go find out who teachers are. We get postcards in the mail, which is exciting too, but not quite the same!

I love your kids - they are all so cute and looking very grown up. Syd's skirt is adorable! Em and middle school and makeup! John the runner! Fun fun!