Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day of School 2014-15

So the first two pictures are not school pictures, but Finn is determined to keep me busy while his brothers are away.

O.k., this is what I was trying to do.
Breakfast before the first day of school!

Luke and Liam started FIRST grade today

Finn was not too excited about a picture with all four

Aiden started his final year of preschool

Ready for School

First grade and Preschool

Heading to the bus

Waiting with our friend, Savannah

There are just a few kids at the bus stop in our area and this is one of two bus stops!

Getting on the bus....

Today marks a big milestone for us in many ways.  Luke and Liam began first grade at the local public school this morning.  This means that for the first time they are going to school ALL day EVERYDAY!  That is going to take some time to get used to for me.  Last year, they went to kindergarten for three full days but I often saw them at lunch or recess when I picked up Aiden after a half day of preschool.  In addition, we still had a few days each week where we didn't attend school at all.  But, this year is much different.  Luke and Liam are riding the bus by themselves, eating lunch at school, and there is much less involvement from me than there has been in the past.  In a sense, it will be a whole new routine for us this year.  I am not exactly sure how it will all work out, but I know the boys are excited and I pray that they will grow and learn and enjoy this new phase in life.  Luke and Liam were most excited about riding the bus, finding their friends at lunch and recess, and having their own desk at school.

Our next big milestone was with Aiden.  For the first time in three years, Aiden went to school on his own.  He will attend two full days at the Montessori school where we have attended for the last four years.  We are very thankful that he will continue to have the same teacher, Ms. Kristi, whom he loves.  He will be able to do preschool work with his peers in the morning and kindergarten work in the afternoon.  This will all be a big challenge for Aiden, but it will provide something new and enable him to grow and learn as well.  He is most excited about eating lunch at school and playing more outside, of course!

The 2014-15 school year will be an exciting one for us!  Finn and I are adjusting to how quiet the house is when everyone is gone....

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