Sunday, September 9, 2012

the 1st day of school 2012

This school year was different from any other. It was the 1st time that I left before the boys to get there. Before I headed out, we took our traditional 1st day of school photos. 

Luke is in 4th grade this year. I can't believe it. I swear he was just born.

Jack is still in preschool. He'll be 5 in December and barely missed the cut-off date, but I think another year of preschool is the right route anyway. I'm glad he'll have more time to just play and socialize. Jack insisted on a mohawk this year! He also requests heavy metal when we are driving in the car. Is that possible for a 4 year old???

Charlie is in 1st grade. He is in my good friend's class, which makes it a lot of fun! Oh my Charlie. This kid just grins and rolls with it.

When we asked them to take one more picture together, they were a bit over it....

Although I was very excited to return to teaching 1st grade after 8 years of staying home with my boys, the one thing that got me choked up every time I thought of it, was the drop off. I could not believe I would not be there to walk them  to their rooms for the drop off. But, Kevin did did a great job.

 I can't complain, I get to see them everyday during school. I could not do that if I was not working there, so I am choosing the positive over the one bummer.

Luke is camera shy, so Kevin did a good job as dad spy for the morning. I love how this captures Luke; serious and a bit nervous. He does better once he knows where everything is and how it all works. I'm that way too. Although at his age, I was mostly likely gabbing to friends and comparing outfits. He just wants to get to business.

I'm looking forward to a great year for my boys. They change so much each year. I'm also loving my time in the classroom. We are already like a little family.

How did the 1st day of school go in your casa?

Much love,


likeschocolate said...

Wishing you a fantastic school year!

Jessica said...

I love first day of school pictures! Your boys are all so handsome! :-) Good luck with your own class too. The first day of school is just as nerve-wracking for teachers as it is for students. Hope yours was awesome!

Laurie J said...

here's to a fun school year! can't believe our boys are growing so fast. is your 4th grader almost as tall as you, too?! mercy. have fun in the 1st grade, katie
<3 <3 <3

Susan said...

they're so sweet!! i love the faux-hawk!!
i sent my highschooler (what?) off this week! crazy.

Flor said...

your boys are just too cute!
and my little girl is actually the quiet, shy one so it takes her a while to get adjusted as well.

what a blessing it is for you that you get to see them at work! so many mothers would love to do this and God has granted this for you. He knows it's what's needed for you and your boys :)

here's to an awesome school year :)

christina said...

awww look how cute they are!

Glad your year is off to a good start!

tears. thats how I spent our first day ;0 )

Joy Kinard said...

Sweet pictures! First day here went fine with the exception of me crying as I dropped my first born off at high school. Pitiful.

Julia said...

horray for first day! we had ours today, I don't know the school or teacher very well so it was a little hard. Our little guy is camera shy too I set up a tripod this morning and that seemed to intrigue him and put his guard down a bit