But for the bloggers in the southern hemisphere the bouquet of newly sharpened pencils (can you name the movie that line came from…hint- one of my all time favorites) and car pools begin in January.
Yesterday was not only my kid's first day back after Christmas break but the beginning of a new school year. So of course it must be captured on camera and posted about.
It was the end of their summer break and the weather was rather fall like…wet and cold, thus the jackets in the pictures.
Skyler started Grade 3 (same as 3rd grade) and the beginning of a school year is to Skyler as a theme park is to most children. (Okay that was some English rule I just did there…did you catch it…can’t remember what it is called though). Her backpack was filled days in advance and her enthusiasm-meter was at an all time high.
When I picked her up from school it was like she just emerged from the world’s greatest rollercoaster. She was foaming at the mouth, barely able to get the words out fast enough recanting every detail of the day.
We are still trying to figure out which gene pool she gets her excitement for school from.
This is her all aglow with her friend since kindergarten.
Blake started Kindergarten and his enthusiasm takes on a whole other meaning. School for him is purely social. Now we have figured out the genetics on this one.
I laid out a cool, first day of school outfit for him as his uniform days don’t start til next year. Although I guess it wasn't cool enough as he emerged in jean shorts and his beloved Star Wars t-shirt that he got for Christmas.
The only thing I got out of him after school was that Craig (his best bud) loved his shirt and wanted one. So Blake told Craig that his grandma got it for him in America but that he would tell her Craig wanted one too and he was sure she would send him one. It definitely gave me a chuckle but I did think to myself…I am sure she would.
For Tori it was a big start for all of us. She began her 20+ year stint of school with 2 mornings a week at preschool. I’ve always struggled with the “when should school begin” decision. Fortunately my good friend started the preschool where Tori now attends and she is keenly aware of my indecision. She allowed me to falter back and forth until finally making a decision 3 days before school opened.
Tori’s enthusiasm was definitely caught from Skyler and Blake which made the transition from home to school much easier. And a backpack on wheels like her big brothers (well not Power Rangers but with the ability to be pulled) was a MUST!
She simply was just as cute as could be!
I am confident I will adjust!