It's hard to believe how incredibly fast the summer flew by. Just as shocking to the system is how fast September is going. This fall had four of us having to be up early to get to school, one of us to take a long drive to work.
Alexa's first day of school was on a Wednesday. The twins spent the day with their Aunt Andrea. Their first official day wasn't until the next morning as they split the kindergarten class in half to help them "adjust". Personally I think this was silly. What sort of routine does it teach to have a kid go to school one day, stay home the next, then go back the day after to double the kids? Not to mention it followed up with a 3-day weekend!
I will admit I teared up, but not until they got onto the bus. They just seemed so little, yet SO excited to be getting to ride the bus.
We are now nearing the end of the first month. They all seem to enjoy it. Alexa is thriving in 3rd grade. We've had some issues with all the girls in class taking turns being nasty to each other. I find myself reminding her to rise above it, and to not participate in any of it. Jake and Liz come home full of what they've learned. But also telling of whatever color their behavior card is on. Which seems to mostly be RED! Apparently Liz tends to be a bit too chatty with the other kids. As for Jake - he doesn't really say why. But the one that came home saw him in trouble for having trouble transitioning and therefore being uncooperative. Needless to say the teacher was spoken to!
Alexa's first day of 3rd grade
1st day of kindergarten for Jake & Liz
with happier faces since they could "strike a pose" - Alexa was doing the "waitress"
They were so excited to go on the bus they didn't want to look at me
they look almost too little to have to get on that BIG bus
Day 3 for Alexa, day 2 for Jake & Liz - still smiling!!