Friday, September 13, 2013

Elsie's first day of Kindergarten!

Today Elsie starts a brand new life adventure.  Kindergarten.  She is ready and excited.  She is going to do fantastic.  My spunky, active, never listens to an entire book without rolling around on the ground a few times, sweet, empathetic, kind, friendly little 5 year old is ready for this big step.

I love this picture.  

Meanwhile, brother will be home taking a nap and this mama will have 2 1/2 hours of quiet house to clean, study, think, sit, work, or do whatever else people do with a quiet sleeping household (I barely remember how to have free time!)

It's going to be a great year!

Jenna's first day of 3rd grade!

Jenna loves school.  She loves learning, she loves the friendships, she loves projects and schedules and school supplies.  She loves every bit of it.  Here's my precious (baby) girl on her first day of 3rd grade.  I am so proud of her!

She was so excited to begin, even though her best friend moved to a new school.  Over the summer she only had one break down of emotions about losing her best friend.  After talking about what school is for (learning mainly, loving people, new friends, and more learning) she embraced what a new year would bring.  She is, like, way more mature and confident than I ever was :)

((PS...Every summer I wonder if we are sending the kids to the right school.  So many friends of ours homeschool, private school, or charter, especially at church and among very close friends that I love and respect.  But yet again once school started, I had/have total confidence that we are doing the exact right thing for our family and for our kids right now.  Phew.  It is good to be where God has you, even when it is very different than what He has for others.))