Sunday, September 2, 2007

Back to School

Taylor and Dallin started their first day of fourth and second grades almost two weeks ago on August 21st. Taylor's teacher, Ms. Murdock, has just completed her "student teaching" at Saratoga Shores last year. So she is brand spankin' new. I'm sure she'll be great. All of the teachers have been so far. However, she announced the first day of school that she just barely got engaged and will be married next June. Hopefully she's not too distracted. Dallin's teacher, Mrs. Rowberry, has been at Saratoga Shores Elementary for a couple of years now (considering that the school is only a few years old--that's pretty good!) She is pregnant with her first baby and is due in a few weeks. So Dallin will have a substitute for six weeks. It's got to be hard to be a brand new mom and a teacher all at the same time. I don't know how these women do it. I'm sure it will be a great year for everyone.

Kamrie's first day of kindergarten was last Tuesday, August 28th. She was very excited (and nervous since she hardly touched her lunch that day). She goes in the afternoon. Kamrie's teacher is Mrs. Ashworth (same teacher Dallin had). She is a middle aged lady with seven kids. She's been teaching for a long time. She did Kamrie's kindergarten assessment the week prior and said Kamrie will be reading in no time. So far, Kamrie has loved it. She was so excited for kindergarten that she kept asking every day since we got home from California how close it was to the time she got to go.

It's really strange to have just one child at home for part of the day. I don't think I've experienced that since Dallin was born almost eight years ago. To top it off, Sienna goes down for a nap part of the time. Wow, whatever shall I do with myself? I'm sure I could find a few things.

Taylor and Dallin's First Day of School

Waiting at the bus stop.

Sienna's reaction every time someone leaves on the bus without her. This week she kept saying, "I wanna go to kindogowden." I'm sure she'll start to enjoy her alone time with mommy soon.

All right, so I copied Jennifer somewhat. But hey, it was a good idea. I found this pencil brownie idea online. Mine didn't quite turn out like the one in the picture. But that's okay. It still tasted like lots of sugar, and that's what is important.

Kamrie's First Day of School

Kamrie wanted a treat with gummy bears on it--so Rice Krispies Treats with frosting and gummy bears it was. She had a great first day of school.


Kerrie said...

Wow, that's a cute cake too! I bet it's nice to have some alone time during the day. That's when you should blog.

Good luck to all your kids in school! I hope they have a great year.

Scott said...

Okay- so now I'm the only one in this family who hasn't made an adorable cake for my child. I guess I will have to attempt one at Hannah's birthday and take a picture of it.

Hurray for Kamrie and her first day of school! Your kids are growing up too fast.

Donna said...

Kamrie looks so much older in her school clothes. Wow. I'm so glad she likes school. I can imagine her being a leader in her class. Sienna wants to be like the big kids. But maybe you and she can do some fun things together. I actually enjoyed being alone with Maran for a few years before she went off to school. It was a fun time.

Jennifer said...

Hooray for back to school! I'm sure Kamrie is loving it! She does look taller- did she grow in the past few weeks??? Sisi cracks me up in that picture. She is such a smartie pants! The cake turned out cute- it looks perfect!