Monday, August 22, 2011

Two in BIG School

I CAN NOT BELIEVE that I have TWO- Yes,  T-W-O  Kids in BIG School. Two kids in the same school that I taught first grade in before they were born.

They were more than ready, and more than excited. I was apparently more than ready also as I woke up at 3:45 and couldn't go back to sleep. So I was dressed, had lunch boxes packed, teacher's gifts ready and breakfast made before they even woke up. 

We had plenty of time to take pictures before we had to leave. They did not mind at all- these kids loved the camera this morning.
Frank went with me to take them to school. I knew I would cry. I cry every year. I cried when we dropped Gav off and boo hoo'd after dropping Ellie off. We spent quite a bit of time in each of their classes before leaving. I know they are going to both have a GREAT year but it still is hard letting them go and realizing they are another year older. Thank God I have two more years before I have to drop my last baby off. Although Hadley was more than ready to go today, if they would have let her. She ran and grabbed her backpack before we left and carried it around the school with her.

I think it will be the hardest on Hadley as she has been saying for the last few days that she doesn't want Ellie to go to school. She is her play buddy and I know she is going to miss having her around every day.

School has begun. I am excited to pick them up so I can hear all about their day. We lost our bus this year so I will be walking to get them- I refuse to battle that car line. Although, I am not sure which is worse, the heat or car line?!? Time will tell what we end up doing for sure.

I officially have a Kindergartner and a Second Grader. How on earth did this day come so fast?!?


6 comments:

Team Dale said...

Love Ellie's hair! She looks adorable! Gavin what a big boy!! Oh my goodness 2nd grade! I can't believe that you have 2 in school...yes they are READY!! And they are going to ROCK the school year! Love you to pieces...so sweet seeing her with FRIENDS in her class! Love that my Hadley took her BACKPACK!! call me after school...

tayton said...

I know your first day of the school year is going great! I thought about you guys as I passed all the school traffic. I can't wait to hear about your big day Gavin and Ellie! and should I mention Ellie's rockin' Kindergarten wardrobe!?!

Emily said...

Looks like they had fun! I can't believe how old all the kids look, and I love that Hadley took her backpack in with her. That's too cute. I can't believe you walked to get them! I can't take the heat yet. I'll need to wait a while before I do that. I'm braving the carline for now and it's long!!

Courtney said...

Back to school already?!? Hads sure will miss the big kids, but she will get special time with you this year! Love Hadley and her backpack. She'll be more than ready before you know it. Have a great year!

ashley said...

Gavin & Ellie look like they are more than ready to start the new school year! They look so cute as always! Hope they both have a great year!

Toni said...

Wow......I can't believe it. Crazy how fast it happens! I know they will have a great year. Love seeing the pics of Ellie with her sweet friends in their kinder class. What a fun year ahead!