Sunday, August 1, 2010

1st Day of School

Daylan-Kindergarten   Kaylea-2nd Grade    Spencer-5th Grade
The kids had a great 1st day of school...better than I could've thought it would be. I'm so grateful that they all have good teachers this year; especially the younger two. I couldn't ask for a better Teacher for Kaylea!! I'm so glad that both Kay & Day had a number of friends in their classes already. Spencer entered the realm of Middle School which has been hard to swallow but I think he'll do just fine. He has 35 kids in his class & only kinda knew one of them but came home saying he had made a new friend.
And to my relief-Daylan did wonderfully & had a great time!
In the video I love how he wipes his brow & says: "I'm sweaty!"

Being the sentimental person that I am, I love to recreate moments. So I had Daylan wear the same shirt that Spencer did on his 1st day of school & even recreate the "goodbye kiss" in front of the door.
Daylan~2010

& then 5 years ago....(when Daylan was less than 2 months old)

Spencer~2005
Jump forward 5 Years to the Present...
After a Long Day of Middle School
Did I mention that just his bus ride home is almost an hour long?! It's alright though because there are plenty of friends on the bus so we'll chalk it up as "Friend Time."

It was a good day & will be a good year.
*But if only I could just freeze time
& slow down the growing-up process...
I can imagine right?

9 comments:

Raich said...

Hey...I want one of those freezing time machines...LOVE Daylans face in the first pic...hilarious and adorable!

Natalie said...

Wow! Back to school already?! We don't go back until the 23rd! And I can't believe Spencer is already in Middle School! I just started last year and I'm finishing this year! He's going to have to take 4 years of it? Hopefully he'll have a better experience then I did. They closed down my school and now I have to go to a new one! And Daylan is soooooo cute!

brittany said...

Oh my gosh. That "re-created" picture at the door is so precious. I can't believe how fast they're growing up...I think I just got my own lump in my throat. :)

alison said...

What Spence is in midle school???? Did he skip a grade or something? Skyler is going into 5th and he started school as a young kinder??? Maybe your middle school starts at 5th, fill me in. I love the picts, I especially loved how you recreated the scene from 5 years earlier!

Jamie~ said...

I love it!!! One thing with homeschooling is that we don't get to "do" the whole first day of school thing, which I miss a little bit. I love how you recreated the first day picture. What precious memories...

Ezra, Kian & Eden said...

Such a cute post! I love how you recreated the kiss...such a great idea! My back to school post won't be nearly as sweet....only 9 more days!

Stephanie said...

Aw..so cute!

Becky said...

I can't believe how big your kids are. They look so cute! My oldest Eliana will be in kindergarten this year. Aack! Super cute pictures of your kids with the backpacks too.

Kristal said...

I LOVE these pictures! They're soo stinking cute! our first day is tomorrow...I'm sure it'll be a bunch of monkey faces. My kids are n uts!