Tuesday, August 22, 2017

First Day

We had our first days of school over the last week.  We have settled into our new routine.  

Our school year is going GREAT so far.  Hollis has a very sweet teacher.  They have a treasure chest and the top kids with the most behavior points get a prize each day. Hollis has managed to get a prize every day.  She is my driven, smart, type A girl.  She takes school very seriously.  Harper said "no one is going to like you if you keep winning prizes".  And Hollis said "I don't care - I want the prize."  And that's the difference between my two. ha! 

Harper is loving third grade.  She has a great teacher as well and seems so happy! They are both full of stories and smiles when they get in the car every day.  

This will show you how excited she was! 

We have a tradition to go as a family on the first day and walk them in to their classes.  It was a super quick drop off this year.  I didn't even go into their classes - just said bye from the hall.  

Will Holden looks happy here but he cried for about 30 minutes after we left them.  It was a hard separation after almost 12 weeks of being with his two best friends and biggest fans non stop.  

Harper and her cute teacher.  

Hollis ready to go.  Her class has all of these fun chairs like balls and stools.  It helps kids to move and yet sit at the same time.  

Will Holden had his open house last week.  He acted shy and scared so I wasn't sure how he would do.  But I knew "big boy school" would be good for him.  

He had a great first day! He went right in without crying (both days that he has gone so far) and he is so happy when I pick him up.  His sweet teachers send us pictures and I love that! 

He's having a ball and it's going to be a good year! 

I guess I'm going to have to find red gingham for him every year.  I can't help it - it's my favorite.  

It's crazy how fast they grow! How is my baby girl already in third grade?????

And the confidence this girl has gained in just one year is amazing! I'm so proud of her! 

We are excited for a new year! 

All of you mommas of babies - I know it's sad to send your kids to school but it's also SO FUN to see them learn and make friends and experience new things.  I love experiencing it with them.  

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