Saturday, September 11, 2010

School pics

All the kids are now in school. It's always sad to me when the summer is over and I have to give up time with them. I think I had a tougher time with Jessica starting full-day than with Xander and Elli starting kindergarten. Though I'd rather have my kids home, I will readily admit that I have enjoyed my first week of having 2 1/2 hours by myself each afternoon! I hardly know what to do with myself... HA! Just kidding. I have a thousand and one things to do, and what did I do on my first day alone? I spent an hour or so browsing the internet while eating my lunch, took a long bath with my magazine and folded ONE measly load of laundry. What happened to all those things on my list????

This week I'm going to be better and be super wise with my time-- that's the goal, at least!

All the kids except Elli go to the same school. It's a wonderful charter school and we feel so blessed to have them there. Elli just started a new school for kids with special needs. It is a brand new, state-of-the-art school. It has different sensory rooms and even has a swimming pool that they keep very warm. Kindergartners go swimming once a week, and older grades go even more often. Such great therapy for these kiddos. So glad this year for great teachers and fabulous schools!

Here are some pictures of the kids on their first and second days of school (again, my strap was in the way and cast a shadow--oops.) Oh, and I should point out that X always does his own hair-- he's very independent about it-- and does a great job!