I'm not usually a 'woot'-er, but this is cause for celebration! School's back, baby!!! Seriously, I LOVE my children. I also love it when the house is quiet and peaceful and stays clean for a solid ten minutes after I clean it. It's the little things in life, ya know? So Wednesday's back-to-school festivities were welcome by all! The kids were super exctied to get back, and I was super excited to get back to normal (although now that I think about it, it's been a LOOOONNNGGG time since I've had anything that actually resembles 'normal'... but anyway).
Sebastian is in 5th grade this year, which means he has officially graduated from elementary school and is now in intermediate school. The school he is in this year houses fifth & sixth grade for the whole community. I think there are about 1500 students in his grade alone, if I remember correctly. Gaah! I graduated with 200-ish. 1500 is a LOT of kids!
Anyway, his bus comes somewhere around sunrise, otherwise known as "early o'clock".
This was the scene out my window as I watched him walk to the bus stop...
See, early. So 6:15 wake-up time proved to be a bit harder for him than he was expecting. As for me, although I have never been known as a morning person, I'd have to say that I quite enjoyed the early start to the day. Collapsing in bed at 10:00 that night is another story... it's safe to say that it will take some time to get our sleeping patterns adjusted.
Wow, I'm rambling (this is what happens when I don't blog for a while!) Okay, pictures of Sebastian...here we go...
The "I'm too grown up to smile" face:
The "Dang it! Mom made me laugh" face:
The new kicks:
And the walk to the bus stop:
To spare him the utter embarrassment of his mother standing outside in pj's with a camera, I skipped the picture of him actually getting on the bus. The sacrifices I make as a mom. :)
After Sebastian left on the bus, I had about 20 minutes of quiet time all to myself before waking up the other 2 minions. With all of the super excitement about school, and two kids in action instead of one, round 2 of getting ready was a little bit crazier. I would expect nothing less where Meagan is involved, though, really.
And the pics... Unfortunately, I forgot to change my distance settings after I got Sebastian's bus stop pic, so some of these were a bit blurry on the faces... oh well. It is what it is.
and her new shoes... Twinkle Toes by Sketchers... The girl loves her shoes!
Showing off her big giant pink bookbag (we went away from cutesie character bookbags to slightly more expensive, but hopefully better made ones this year. I'm hoping to actually finish a whole school year without having to replace one!)
(I totally forgot to take a picture of Isaac's new school shoes... oops)
And the bookbag shot:
I just thought they looked so cute together walking to the bus stop. As you can see, the sun has made it all the way up past the horizon by the time they get on the bus...
As for how it went... Everyone had great reports after their first day! Everyone knew at least one person in their class. The teachers were good. The schools were good. The bus was good. All good. They all seem to have a pretty positive outlook on it all so far. That's a good place to start!