Sunday, November 25, 2012
first day of school 2012
I'm always a little bit sad when summer ends and I have to send the girls off to school. I can't help but think the ol' "where in the heck is time going?" when I stand outside with my now big girls who used to be so little. To think that this is Kate's last year at elementary school makes me almost cry - real tears!
I've got to get serious about finding a jar to stick them in to stop them from growing. I'm always telling them that. . .
Kate was thrilled to get Mr. Esplin, and Emmy started off the year the way she ended first grade, with Mrs. Pete as a substitute! She loves her, and has had her for a few months at a time for two years in a row while her teacher was out after having a baby!
Now that Ryenne is too big to make her stand outside for a picture ("no one does that anymore, mom"), sniff, sniff, I had to settle for snapping a picture from the car. Thankfully, her friend Brylee's mom was just ahead of us and sneaked a real picture for me.
The first day of 7th grade was a little traumatic for Ryenne, after she got her schedule all mixed up. Thankfully, we recovered from that first bad day and she's done great ever since. I look at her and am so proud of her and the great girl she is. I admit, 7th grade was not my favorite (to put it mildly), and so it causes me a little bit of anxiety to send my little girl off to what I remember as such hard years. I have to say, I think Ryenne is doing it a lot more gracefully than I did.
Here's to another great year (that's already a third of the way over. . .Eeek!)