Monday, July 28, 2008

School is Back and So is My Sanity

It’s the first day of school. Yes, you read correctly and yes, I know that it’s still July. My kids go to a charter school that uses a balanced calendar, which means they have more time off around the year and a six week summer.

I have a second grader and a kindergartener. Wow. My babies clearly are not babies any more and are officially out of the house – at least for seven hours a day. I’m not sure if I want to run around jumping for joy or to sink into the sofa and sob, so I’ll just share a few pictures instead…


My big kindergartener!


The annual classic first day of school picture.


The annual chaos to take the classic first day of school picture!

OK, jumping for joy wins, whoo hoo, but… I’ll be the first one on the car pool line, happy to see their out-of-the-house, school-going smiling faces.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

13 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

They are looking so big and independent! And beautiful, too . . .

Joyce said...

Happy first day of school to you!! Amber goes a week from today, boooohooo and whooohooo!! jd

Becoming Me said...

Tooo cute!

kaybee + rnb said...

just found your blog...you are fantastic! your kids are beautiful. you make my blog look bad!!

Kim/2 Kids said...

Way too cute! I'm about to send my girls somewhere soon. Unfortunately school doesn't start for over a month, bummer!

Gratitude Girl said...

What cute kids! Mine just turned 9 months. I'll be there one day, probably way too soon! :-)

Wifey said...

Thanks everyone! They had a great day and so did mommy! Smiles!

TerriRainer said...

You lucky dawg!

My youngest starts first grade, and will go all day this August. It'll be the first time in 14 years that I have had PEACE!

:) Terri

White Hot Magik said...

My oldest starts school in three weeks. He went to preschool last year so it may not be too traumatic. However my baby may go to preschool and if that happens I'll be happy and sad....

Miss Know It All said...

OMG! Look at my beautiful babies! I have a couple of weeks to go before my two venture into KDG and 5th grade. I'm sure we will have stories to swap...Enjoy!

CP said...

Oh my- they are beautiful children! You have done well by them. :)

Monkey Toe Momma said...

Awesome!!! I'm thinking about sending my oldest to charter school here. I don't know what their schedule is, so I better get on it!
Your kidlets look so adorable! They don't even look like they misbehave or anything! lol

Caffeine Court said...

How adorable...love the uniforms! I wish my kids could wear a uniform, it would make life so much easier.