Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day, Rounds Two and Three

So, I forgot to add Dr. D's first day pics last week - he started his freshman year (also at home with a cyber-school program). He also started last Wednesday when Li'l Empress started, and I got these two pics of him after I re-charged my camera... And dried my eyes. And stopped checking the clock every 10 minutes to see if she would make it all morning.

He's particularly fond of the dress code.

 And sneaking some shut-eye mid-morning
when he "needs it."  Heh.

And today, Baby BlueEyes and LadyBug went back to their local elementary school. I've said it before, but it bears repeating.  I am SO grateful for this wonderful little gem in our district. The staff are wonderful, caring, passionate educators who really dig into KNOWING the kids they teach. They are warm and welcoming and so excited for every new stage the students reach. We are also blessed that many of them are believers in Jesus Christ and I know they pray regularly for the school, the families, and the students. It shows.

All dressed up and ready to go.

A bright sunny day to start the new year!

For the last several years, the school has hosted a "Welcome Back" carnival on the lawn of the school. All around the lot there are brightly decorated tables with balloons and banners.  Music is thumping and teachers and other staff are milling around, welcoming families back to the new school year. It's a fun, festive way to start off the year. The principal always leads them in the Pledge of Allegiance and then some rousing, "Hoo Ha!" kinds of cheers to kick things off in the right direction. The Boss and I went for the fun this a.m. and brought Li'l Empress along.  She really couldn't understand why she couldn't stay with her sister and brother, but they sure enjoyed showing her off to all their friends.

Looking so grown up and lovely.
She's ready to be the "Big Girl on Campus!"

So, now, we settle in... Rather, we settle in for today and tomorrow. Then we're taking off (yes, I know, taking off in the first week? How irresponsible!! :) ) for a couple days at my parents' place on the lake.  The schools are closed on Thursday for the Jewish holiday, so we decided to delay the "hard core" start to the school year till Monday and sneak away for a last ditch get-away.


a Tonggu Momma said...

Their school sounds amazing! I love our school, too, for the most part. The administration is just stellar and we adored the Tongginator's kindergarten teacher.

We also have Thursday off, plus Tuesday, so if I were you, I'd be tempted to skip away until Wednesday.

Aus said...

Man - playing hooky the first week of the year? Dang - what great parents!! In good ol Catholic Cincinnati we won't get a holiday like that until 4 days at Thanksgiving!

hugs - aus and co.