|Heading out the door|
|Driving to school|
|Saying good bye to the big boys at the 5th and 6th grade building |
Ashton doesn't care for photos, can you tell?
|Look at all those cute first graders. I do like uniforms a lot. |
Wasn't sure if I would but they are easy and the kids really look sharp.
They were all really excited. I remember being apprehensive every first day of school - but these kids of mine strutted on into school with only Oliver stopping to look back and yell, "I'll miss you mommy!"
The after school reports were glowing and excited chatter reigned as we enjoyed cookies and milk and tried not to get chocolate or milk on the piles of school papers and homework that needed to be sorted and signed. They loved seeing their friends they've missed all summer. Everyone was excited about their teachers. The twins loved learning a new song and dance their teacher taught them and were thrilled at the worksheets they got to do for homework. Eliza has 6 friends from last year in her class and loves the new school planner she was given today. Isaac was really excited he gets to switch classes and have his own locker this year. Ashton enthusiastically explained some details of how different teacher operate to Isaac who has many of Ashton's teachers from last year.
We made it to school on time this morning after going over our morning routine in detail last night (Ashton even made lists of the different things that need to happen in the mornings accompanied by pictures to make things extra clear - the kids all put the routine lists on the back of their doors so they could remember everything and get into good habits).
After dropping the kids off, I went on a 6-mile run and made my best time ever and I'm feeling as ready as I'm going to get for the Grand Teton Relay this weekend. I get to run about 17 miles over the course of 26 hours with very little sleep and it's going to be a bit crazy but I'm feeling like I can really do this!
So life is good.
And life will be even better after I finish doing this live segment on the TV show, Studio Five, tomorrow morning. I've been stressing about this for quite some time. I'm sure it will be fine but new things always make me feel pretty unsettled...Wish me luck!