Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day of School 2009

I am now officially the mother of a 2nd grader and a 5th grader. Today was the first day of school. It was a good day. The girls were up early and ready to go half an hour before we had to leave. We got to the school and found their teachers and I sent them on their way. Then I stayed outside and chatted with some friends of mine and went home for a few before going BACK to the school to meet with the school psychologist. After meeting with him I stopped in to chat with the FRC and then went home and fed CJ lunch. He fell asleep in his high chair so I put him down for a nap and he slept for over 3 hours. So I had complete peace at home. I went to pick the girls up who were all smiles and very excited that I had homework and they did not. I met with Kaitlyn's teacher to talk about Kaitlyn and her difficulties and likes and stuff. I feel very confident that her teacher will work with me to help Kaitlyn with her reading. She's open to the possible ADHD diagnosis and is going to play to her strengths when teaching her. This just might be the year that she comes out of her funk. I ran into the principal on my way out of the school who was raving about this years 5th grade class. He says they are the best group of 5th graders they've had in 10 years. Glad that my child is part of a group like that. I think this is going to be a great year all around. Natalie's teacher was already familiar with Natalie's strengths and seemed very excited to have her in her class. Three weeks until open house. I can't wait to get in there and see what they've been doing the first few weeks of school. Until then I leave you with some pictures of my two beautiful girls and a few with that handsome son of mine...

This is what it takes to look beautiful

Natalie all ready to go

Kaitlyn all ready to go

The 2nd grader and 5th grader

Natalie, Kaitlyn, and CJ excited about the day

CJ wants something on the counter

Kaitlyn and Mrs. Nazare her 2nd grade teacher

Natalie and Mrs. Hurlbert her 5th grade teacher

Kaitlyn in line to go into her class

Kaitlyn's curls didn't last long I'm afraid to say. They are both looking forward to day number two tomorrow. Now hopefully CJ does okay with it. He had a difficult time this morning without his sisters. He was looking for them.