Thursday, August 28, 2008

School Days

I, along with many, was celebrating the first day of school. Megan, Matthew and Josh had their first day last Wednesday and Zack's first day was last Thursday. Josh and Zack started Seminary on Monday. We are so blessed to have a gal in our ward teaching from her home this year and she lives around the corner from us..so the boys can walk. They can get a little more sleep which is nice and I don't have to drive them to seminary across town in the church. You Utah people are so blessed to have it right in school!! My boys are up at 515 am showering and getting ready to be at Sister Abbott's at 6am. I've been trying to get up with them so I can run while they are there and then I take them, along with another girl to school for their 7am classes. The 7am class is optional here...most kids start at 8...but Zack is wanting to get as many classes done now as possible so he can enjoy his senior year and Josh has marching band for his 7am class. All of the kids are liking school. Matthew is in 5th grade and is my only child in elementary this year. Joe will start kindergarten next year. Megan is in 6th grade and is now in Middle school. We went for the back to school night and her hardest thing was opening her locker. I made her try until she had opened it by herself 3 times. She wanted to give up and just carry her books all day....I wouldn't let her. After her first week she told me her locker mate still could not open the locker by herself and had to have teachers come and help her.....I asked her if she was glad she figured it out before school started and she was...it's always nice when mom knows a little something...LOL....
It's been nice being home with just the little ones. Yesterday we went to the park and then to the library. I know one of these days they will all be at school...but right now I just can't imagine what that will be like. All I can say is....YAY FOR SCHOOL!!!













6 comments:

Lia said...

I can't believe they have to get up that early for seminary!! Yes, we are very fortunate to have it during the day here.

Kristi Amasio said...

Wow that is early for seminary. We are spoiled here. Your Megan is beautiful. I was kind of sad for the kids to go back, I have loved all there help with my baby. But it's good to get back in the routine of things, I guess.

~Michelle Schafer said...

Chewie, love the cast!! It is very cool. How much longer do you have to wear it?

Kim said...

He gets it off a week from Monday...the Monday after labor day..woo hoo! It's starting to stink!

Alisa said...

Oh, I love back to school time! Definitely yeah for you! As you said, it's so nice to get to spend some time with the younger ones- it seems like it's the only chance they get to have so much more of Mom's attention! Yeah for you!

Jacque said...

Cute pictures. Your kids are adorable. That Meagan is just beautiful. It's different to watch your kids turn into young adults isn't it. I always feel weird walking around with these giant children in the store. I keep feeling like I should still have a shopping cart full of babies.