Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First day of school 2008

Hey everyone!! We are back from our vacation but unfortunately on the last day of our trip I injured my back terribly!! I'm getting better slowly but surely! But its taken away my desire to sit for any amount of time to blog! I have fun updates about our vow renewal ceremony and our trip but first I wanted to post about the first day of school. Yesterday summer officially ended for my kids as they headed back to school. I now have a MIDDLE schooler!! And a 4th and 2nd grader too. They were all starting new schools so this mommy was very anxious for them to get home! They ALL loved their teachers which is HUGE and had great days!!! I'm so thankful for that! They had started their days a little nervous (especially Natalie) so it was good to see them with smiles on their faces. I missed meet the teacher last week because of the cruise so I got to meet Natalie and Ridge's teachers yesterday. And it was all too weird to send my first baby girl off to jr. high. Good...but sad! We've always lived right around the corner from school and got to walk but now we drive. And with Natalie's gymnastics being right after school and Emily getting out 30 minutes later than the others she got to ride the bus home. Another first!! She did well. Actually, her words were "It was interesting." Don't really know how to take that.
Anyway, here are the traditional first day of school pics. We are definitely feeling the back to school craziness. Especially with my back being so sore...but we'll manage! Just like every other family in America does! Hopefully I'll be back soon with pictures from last week. Everything from the vow ceremony to the cruise was(as my sweet friend put it) *supernaturally beautiful*!!!

The gang....

My handsome 2nd grader!

My sweet 4th grader!

My beautiful 6th grader!

She looks so thrilled, doesn't she? She was very nervous! You know....new school and all!

Ridge was a little more happy! Actually, he was all..."go Mom. I have coloring to do."

She wouldn't let me walk her in!! Go figure!! But I was able to snap a shot of her out the window without her knowledge of her first steps on to the middle school campus. Sweet girl........

*PS...I've been trying to do this post all afternoon!!! Blogger has been giving me serious trouble. Must be too many moms doing first day of school blogs or something!


jennifer said...

I have 7th, 4th and 2nd graders. I can't believe how fast they grow up!

Linda "Grammy" Woods said...

As I told Gina, they grow up all to fast! You've got some beautiful and handsome kiddo's there! Know you all are proud of them as we are too. Have a great school year! (It's with a bittersweetness watching them grow up - middle school etc isn't it?) I think it is wonderful that you have captured in photo's for the future.

becky said...

love the photos. I have been waiting to see them. Hope your back is doing better.
Would love for you to come to Denton sometime for lunch or something!!

Jeanette said...

So glad they all had a great first day...new schools can be very intimidating so I can understand how they (and you!) were a little nervous!

Sorry to hear about your back. I hope you are feeling better today. Can't wait to read about your trip and ceremony!!!

Amy Pierce said...

So glad the school year is off to a good start. I've been meaning to call you, but the days just seem to go by so fast! I hope your back is feeling better and I'm looking forward to the ceremony and trip pics.
-Amy P

Kari said...

You must have hurt your back trying to lift that new rock on your finger! LOL Seriously, I hope you're okay!