Back To School 8-11-11

Well yesterday was the start of school again.  Goodness, where did summer go?  I have to say it is nice having a routine again, we just have to get IN the routine HA HA!  

Alli Jo started Kindergarten.  It was very hard for me, not so much for her!  She was so excited...she popped right out of bed and couldn't wait to get there.  I walked her in and I just felt like I wasn't ready....I wasn't ready for her to grow up and not need me anymore.  She loves me so much right now, and I don't want that to change :(  I know it's part of life, it's just the hard part of life!!!   She got to take her favorite stuffed animal, that she calls giraffey.  It's a little giraffe that was a boy, but we changed it to be a girl so "she" could wear a dress for the first day of school!!   One thing I struggle with is Alli Jo's eating, or lack thereof.  She is seriously the pickiest eater in the world.  We packed her lunch in her Hello Kitty lunchbox.....two pieces of bread, jello, bag of chips, and a capri sun LOL  Now I will accept my Mother of the Year award later folks HAHAHA 

When she got home, she told me it was the best day ever!  Her room is the "popcorn" themed room.  They all sit at tables in their classroom, not desks.   They had THREE recesses!!  She had a partner named Lexi, because Elle wanted to be partners with Willow but that was ok b/c she likes Lexi and she is her new friend =)    She ate everything in her lunchbox except the two pieces of bread.  Oh and last night she told me, "mom...it's ok if you miss me during the day.  You can send me a note in my lunchbox!"  hahaha  Isn't she the cutest thing!!!  love her

Hunter wasn't so excited about starting school this year.  Well she was until she found out that NONE of her friends are in her homeroom.  Then she thought it was the end of the world.  Well at age 11, that probably IS her world.  So I understand.  There's just nothing I can do about it.  All I can do is reassure her that she will see her friends at lunch and recesses and band class.  She eats the school lunch, so I don't have to worry about packing her lunch and I know she will eat well.  

She stayed with her dad the night before school.  I think it helped calm her nerves a bit.  And she seemed to have a great day.  Her teacher, Mr Graber likes to tease her...I think that will help get her through this school year!  She said he asked her who her boyfriend was and that he would find out before the end of the day LOL  She was giggling just telling me about it.  I guess he never found out that special boy ;) 

 My two little students, Alli Jo - Kindergarten and Hunter - 5th grade
 Alli Jo with her teacher, Mrs. Kavanaugh =) 
 She looks so grown up!
 Sitting in line waiting for class to begin

One of AJ's besties, Emma =) 


Tera said...

I am so glad to hear they both had good 1st days! Alli looks adorable and Hunter looks so grown up!

Chelsa said...

i TOTALLY understand what you mean about they love you so much right now- i'm afraid brycen is going to grow up and not love me as much either ! lol

Courtney, Jeff, Ayla & Leah said...

seriously cute kidS! I am dying though with what you sent in her lunch box.... then what she sent back!! she won't even eat pbj??? i need to have a talksy with that girl!