Saturday, August 16, 2008

First Day of School

Yes, it is that time of year around St. George where school is now in session, even though the rest of the world still has weeks left till school starts. I suppose I will be glad when we are done in May next year and you are all still going strong till June. Can you believe I have a child in Kindergarten?! It is exciting and fun. Alexa loved her first week of school . I think she wishes it wasn't so short of a day. I am praying that all day Kindergarten hits our school before Callie goes. We walked her to school everyday this week. A few reasons for that: first, the school is only four blocks from our house; second, it's actually not that hot at 9 in the morning and the other girls like getting out; and third, Callie spent the majority of her week puking her little guts out and the thought of having her in the car was scary. I was lucky she did OK on the pick-up side. The one day we walked to pick her up was way too hot- we won't do that again till October or so. ANYWAY... so begins the life of schedules and time frames for us. No more escaping to my Mom's for weeks on end just because I feel like it, no more storytime at the library in the mornings (for Alexa anyway), and no more staying in our PJ's just because we feel like it. We've entered a new phase of life... and we LOVE it!! Alexa wouldn't smile because she said the sun was too bright... silly girl.
Her backpack that she is so proud of- it's almost as big as her, huh?
Alexa with our neighbors, Parker and Jordan. Jordan is also in Kindergarten. Parker is in 3rd grade. Alexa will be walking to school with them everyday. Isn't she lucky to have two cute bodyguards to care for her on the way to school? Actually, there are probably 20 kids in our neighborhood who walk to school. They should all pretty much be sticking together.

10 comments:

Judie and George said...

Tell Alexa we love her first day of school outfit. She looks so cute! and so grown up!

Judie and George said...

Oh, and tell Callie we are sorry about the gut puking action.

emily :) said...

Wow! What a darling girl, and she really does look so grown up...I love her hair and outfit! :) School already...we had the same kind of thing in FL too...we started the first week of August. My children will start on Sept. 2nd...I sorta wish it was sooner, but I'm really trying to enjoy the last 2 weeks :) :)

Mark and Michal said...

Hey you- so nice that you found me on facebook! Your kids are beautiful! You'll have to check out my blog- I'll get better at updating it! markandmichal.blogspot.com

Coordination Queen said...

We start on Wednesday. When I read your post, I started getting nervous again. I wish our school was only 4 blocks away. Unfortunately it is 4 miles. oh well, that is still better than the 14 miles I drove each way to preschool.

Wren/Karen said...

I'm glad school hasn't started here yet; I'm not ready to go back.
I love Alexa's bag. A girl needs a bag to fit all her accessories.

Veronique said...

Can you believe it? Next thing you know you will be sending her off to college. Is there a way to capture childhood to make it last longer? I wish, it just goes to fast. She looks so cute and I am sure she will be a joy for her teachers

Honor said...

I love her hair!!

Kevin and Andrea said...

I can't believe how BIG she is! She looks so cute!

Wendy said...

I can't believe she's in kindergarten already! She looks completely adorable!