Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day of School!!

Dear MamaKat, have you missed me?? I have been bad...very bad...very, very bad..about doing my "assignments"; but I figured that since the kids are back in school..... well, I better get back to "MamaKat's school"!!
The 5 Best things on the first day of school:
5. Angie now has to wear a uniform (at least a uniform shirt).... this now means I don't have to spend so much money on clothes for her to "stay in fashion"!! :)
4. Angie's pre-k3 teacher moved up (into the VPK-4) with her, which made for a very smooth and easy transition into a new class!!
3. I got to watch as my big boy (8th grader), CJ, helped his younger brother (6th grader), Ethan, "learn the ropes" of being a middle schooler......
2. AND watched as the 2 older boys helped their younger brother, Joseph, "learn the ropes" of waiting in the gym (instead of the lunchroom) now for his teacher!! It always makes me feel good to see them looking out for each other and taking care of each other....... even if it doesn't last long!! :)
The number 1...the BEST thing that happened on the first day of school........ My little Joseph walked right into the gym and sat down, waiting for his teacher, WITH NO TEARS!!!!!!! That's right.... we did not repeat last years fiasco of crying, screaming, kicking, clinging to me...only to be peeled off by his teacher as she quickly shut the door on me.....and then me having to drive to work in tears myself!!! NOT.THIS.YEAR. (he's a big boy now--- he says).... and as a matter of fact, he told me "OK mom, you can go now"!!!
Go check out more Writer's Workshops at MamaKat's house!!!
And PLEASE, PLEASE go over and check out CJ's blog.... he's so excited to be writing a blog like his momma...and it makes him feels good when he gets comments!! :)


April said...

Good lookin kids you got there. That was sweet of them to look out for each other.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Way cute back to school pics!
Don't blink cause it goes fast and pretty soon you'll have a senior! And once one leaves, they all start leaving!

Kimberly said...

Great post with photos to add! Sounds like the year is off to a good start for all of them!

Unknown Mami said...

Yay, for no tears. way to go big boy!

Amy McMean said...

Hey that shirt she has to wear is pretty cute. Glad to hear the first day went so well.

And no we didn't hit up the Anchor bar. we always go to Duffs. I love that place. The wings here in York don't even come close.

Los said...

Brings back memories of my first day of Kindergarten ... I had to take the bus to school, and was a little scared at first ... but sucked it up and made it through the day.