and so our day begins....cassandra is in 4th, savannah 2nd.
the very popular "wizards of waverly place" backpack featuring selena gomez
ditto for savannah
ditto for savannah
lookin' good! cassandra is disappointed because she decided her new shoes were "too slippy" so she had to wear old shoes for the first day. imagine the horror! savannah has on her new echo red hightops
my lil rocker girl
"ok take the flipping picture, my shoes are old"
this is griffin at 7:15 am...a time he hasn't seen willingly in 9 weeks
ok they are starting to loosen up a bit :-)
well we ended up with a fantastic first day! the girls sprung out of bed w/ their 6:45 alarm. i went down at 7:00 am and they were dressed, teeth brushed, hair done and beds made. i was impressed to say the least! i only had to physically wake up griffin. he had a slow start but he perked up by 7:30.
i walked the kids in this morning. usually they get dropped off and shuffled to the playground to wait for their teachers to pick them up. cassandra went to her class on her own. i walked griffin to his. there was a note telling us to go to the playground so i reluctantly took him out there, saw his teacher and let him go. i went back with savannah to her class. i adore her teacher so far. he always has a smile and just so upbeat. i got her dropped off and headed back to griffin's room because i saw his class coming in from outside. he looked so little and somewhat lost. there were about 15 parents tagging along for his class. i went ahead and hugged him and told him to find his seat. he go in there and got to his table. he looked a little nervous. i remembered the girls' kinder teacher telling the sooner you leave the better so i went. i made it 1/2 way down the hall before the tears hit and i let it roll the whole way home. time goes so fast. everyone tells you when you are little how fast it goes and you don't see it because you are waiting to be older i guess. but man, the moment those kids are in your life it is like someone is hitting the fast forward button and you're scrambling to find the "pause" button so you can take a breath.
so i picked up griffin, he said he had a great day! he made 2 new friends and his table was the quietest so they got stickers. he was pretty pleased. they made cute booklets about the 1st day of school. they read "the kissing hand" and his teacher sent home a beautiful note to go along with it. very nice!
cassandra had a kick-butt day! her teacher (she had him last year too) dressed up as capt. barbossa (from pirates of the caribbean) and the whole day's theme was pirates. pirate math, pirate reading, pirate geography, pirate social studies.....she loved it! he's a fantastic teacher and i love how he gets them involved and challenges them. getting to have him again was such a blessing. he kept telling me last year he wished he could be cassandra's teacher again and since he moved up a grade he got his wish ;-)
savannah also had a great day! she has some of her best buddies in her class so that is nice! she couldn't tell me many specifics except it was great and everyone LOVED her new shoes. she had a good lunch and they stayed in at recess. it was 110 today. that is actually 7 degrees cooler than yesterday!
so that's it..we survived it! and only 179 more days to go!