Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First day of school 2011

Michael - age 14, 8th grade
Next year, high school??  UGH!

Zion, age 10, 4th grade
still loves school! 

Isaac, age 11 1/2 - 6th grade
first year of middle school
very anxious
I really love these guys!

Zion wanted to hold Meleah before he left for school
and of course, Isaac had to get in on his share of kisses

Thankfullly, I have a good zoom on my camera, (thanks Mike)
I was told that it was NOT COOL to take pictures

We are the last bus stop before the bus heads to the school
It's nice - because the boys don't have to get on the bus super early,
and the ride to the base is short.

Isaac didn't want to ride the bus on the first day. 
He was a little nervous about finding his classes and just the change to middle school in general.
So, Michael and Zion got on the bus, and I loaded up Meleah and Isaac and made a mad dash over to the school.

After realizing that no other middle schoolers' moms were there, Isaac quietly "dismissed" me.

I headed over to the elementary side of the school to make sure Zion found his classroom okay.

I got to the door and the teacher was already doing some type of math review.

Zion looked like a deer in the headlights - but he was there.

I was told before school to NOT bring the camera to school.
(*no cubbies with crayon names to take photos of .....)

So after peeking into his classroom, I felt a little lost. 

I love my kids - and as they get older, I feel a little less "needed".

Honestly, It's a blow to my ego.

I guess I go back home now.......

before the principal's announcement asking parents to leave,

those parents, (like me) that have trouble letting go.  

I walked numbly down the stairs and out the door.

I was almost to the van when I heard the principal's voice,

"Thank you parents for getting us started off to a great school year.
It's time to make your way out of the classrooms, so we can begin our day of learning"


At least the first day only a half-day.

How many days until Christmas break?



  1. Aww, I can't believe how big the boys are now! I totally got teary eyed thinking of Rhys going off to school. It must be a hard transition. :) At least you have a sweet princess to keep you busy at home.

  2. You are way too cute and such an awesome Mama. I can't even THINK about school without having a mini anxiety attack. Good thing I have some time. :) Love you and praising the Lord for that sweet babe to keep you busy until the boys are home!

  3. Hello! I found your site a while back when we found out we were moving to Guam. We have been here about 2 months now, and we live in the same neighborhood. Your son, MIchael, actually stopped by and introduced himself not long after we moved in. What a sweet boy! Anyhow, I wanted to send you a private message, but I wasn't able to on here for some reason. Just wanted to let you know that I am following your blog so that I won't be secretly lurking. I hope to meet you someday! Congrats on the new addition! What a beauty!