Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kid's first day of school

Today is a bit bittersweet as the kids started school.  This summer totally flew by.  I'm sure all parents out there all say the same thing, but time goes too quickly for me at times. I wish I could slow it down so that each year was really like 10 years.  Wouldn’t that be great?  We had such a great lazy summer just relaxing and sleeping in, that I'm a bit sad to get back to the chaotic routine that the school year brings.  I know that once I get in the swing of things, it will all be good and fun.

Zoe starts 7th grade this year!  I have a 7th grader!  I still can't get over that!  7th grade seems so grown up and its only 2 years away from high school.  Ok, so not ready for that. Zoe is super excited to start school, like over the top excited!  She’s totally like me in the sense that she was so organized (well a bit over organized) for day one.  She had her backpack filled to the brim with everything she could possibly need, and the cutest part, is that she was going over her checklist out loud this morning, just like I do before a trip.  I stopped and listened to her as she was reciting everything she needed, and laughed to myself because she picked up that habit from me.  The kid’s in her grade received their schedules yesterday, so friends were calling all day checking to see if they were in the same classes. It was so energizing and brought back happy memories for me. She is excited that she got a ton of classes with her friends and a great schedule overall.  

Eli starts 2nd grade this year. I honestly can't believe that as well. He got a male teacher named, Mr. Lescoe, and he was a bit nervous about it, as he has never had a male teacher before.  Zoe and I reminded him that some of our favorite teachers were male teachers, so that helped him a bit.  I think he equates a male teacher with being strict or something.  He is psyched that he is yet again with his best buddy, Oliver, (3 years in a row) so that helped him get a bit more excited.  He is also psyched that he finally gets his own desk with his very own supply kit!  That brought a smile to his face as we entered the classroom this morning. The simple things in life, right?  I tried to get a photo of him in front of his desk, but he was not going for it. I will try and get a photo when I pick him up today.  
Well, that’s all for now.  I'm sorry I haven’t posted on this blog for sometime. I’ve been super busy with my cooking blog, but plan on visiting and posting here more often with updates and thoughts.  Ok, I'm off to make the kid's favorite brownies for the first day of school celebration, and get my life and house organized again!


  1. Sooooo glad this blog is back! I feel I am in the same place as you with 7th graders and a 1st grader. Keep up the writing and Grandy Family pics!!!

    1. Awww, thanks girl! It's good to be back and I'm feeling less intimidated about posting here. I'm just going to post when I post, and let it be what it is and let it evolve naturally :)