first day of school 2013

and just like that i am now the mother of a first grader and a pre-kindergartner!

we all survived the first day of school.  i even made it to work on time... that never happens!

the following picture cracks me up...  kevyn wanted to put her arm around kelby too and kelby wouldn't let her.  she's not good at hiding her emotions.

this picture is when mom said she could and now kelby isn't too happy.  geez...  i should also point out that they both decided to buckle their backpacks on and have since vowed to never do that again.  they both might have had small panic attacks as they were trying to pull those things off over their heads when they couldn't unbuckle them.  

kevyn decided on wednesday morning that she wanted to improve on her 100 m dash time and took off running down the hall as soon as i turned my back to talk to her teacher.  not cool kid.  i got a few looks as i was chasing my four year old down the halls of the school.  (pre-k is in the same building as K-8.)  of course she had to do this on a day and time that all the kids were being dropped off by their parents for the first day. 

kelby did great going to her classroom.  i stayed long enough for her to hang up her backpack and get settled at her desk.  she does have this thing where she uses me as a decoy by giving me lots of goodbye hugs and kisses while she scopes out the room.  i got lots of love as she observed everyone walking in.  

hope all you other momma's and kiddos have (or have had) a great first day!

to view last years first day pics, click here.

~ becky


say it ain't so...

where did summer go?!?  

i swear it was yesterday that we were walking out of kindergarten graduation and i looked at the first grade teacher and said "see ya next year."

this week it all changes.  this week i will become the mom of a first grader and a pre-k'er.

this week we start the twice a week cheer practices and twice a week soccer practices.
(we also have two orientations and one parent-teacher conference. and its jeff's birthday.)

this week i will miss our evening bike rides and late bedtimes.

i'm also practicing my "excited face" for when kelby shows me the mandatory reading she must complete when in reality i will be longing for the fun chapter books we've been reading this summer.

but as sad as i might be to see summer go, i am also excited to see what this year holds for the kids.  kevyn is very excited about starting pre-k.  pre-k is across the street at the "big school."  major cool points in her book.  they also get to go on field trips.  she's certain they are going somewhere this week already.  either the zoo or the jersey barnyard.  i hope she's not too disappointed.  she is however worried she might have to do P.E. since she is at the big school now.  silly girl!

kelby starts first grade.  she already knows her first grade teacher pretty well since first grade and kindergarten do a lot together.  (their school is really small.  only one class in each grade.)  she's excited about seeing her old friends and can't wait to meet the four kids that she's heard are transferring into her class.  she is also looking forward to the many field trips first grade gets to go on.

so on wednesday when i take my girls to their new classrooms, i'll try to hold back my tears and not focus on yet another year that has slipped by.  i'll focus on how excited the girls are.  nothing makes this momma's heart happier than seeing smiles on her girls faces.

here's to a great 2013-2014 school year!

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