Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First day of school!

Florida style!!
Yep, we did it.
Six months ago I wanted time to pass so this day could come!
Gabby started kindergarten, Owen's my big 3rd grader,
and Liam is home with Momma!...
In the Sunny South!
Kids so excited!
Gabby actually let me do her hair and she wore a dress!
My sweet baby doll!
Liam had no idea they were about to leave him for the day!
I love the palm trees!
Owen looks so big!
He told me this morning that Liam is his best friend-
sometimes I feel bad when Liam wants my attention rather than Big Brothers.
But, I guess, it will be different some day...
Roger was there to see us off...

I wasn't planning on walking the kids in, 
but, once I got there, I pulled over, parked...

and walked them up...
Owen knew his way, so he barely turned to say good-bye
and flash me a cute smile...
Gabby, on the other hand...
Let me go with her!
She was so excited and so brave!
She went right to her seat that she'd picked out!

Liam and I celebrated...with doughnut holes...
and a trip to the park!
We took a walk, he fell asleep, and so I had time to update my blog!
One day down and I can say I'm happy...
Counting blessings!

The after school report...

Owens favorite part is that he doesn't have very much homework. The playground was kind of small, and lunch was really loud. He likes his teacher and she's creative about telling kids to be quiet. :-) there's only six boys in his class and there's no troublemakers… Yet. He says he'll be able to keep his desk clean because the top doesn't open. He got to pet and hold the class guinea pig today, but don't worry, he washed his hands...that's all he told me.  :-)

I haven't heard a lot about Gabby's first day… She made a friend. Her friend has black curly hair. She said lunch was really loud and she got to go outside to play. She said she sat in her chair that she picked out at open house… And I think she likes it. She told me this morning on the way to school that her head was getting bigger but she still only five. She must be getting smarter already!

So far I am slightly surprised and unexpectedly pleased with the school. The communication home already is amazing. Both the kids brought home the communication folder and Gabby's teacher is going to have a daily chart where we can write notes back-and-forth.
Roger and I had lots to look over tonight!... After football practice, that is.
Busy, wonderful times!
Counting blessings!