Wednesday, August 27, 2008

School has officially started!

This morning at 7:00 am the alarm clock went off and the girls were up and going. Beds made, clothes on, hair done, breakfast, teeth brushed, Mommy got the pictures she needed and we were out the door by 8:30! We took Ethan to spend time with Grammy so that I could just focus on the girls and get them settled in their classrooms...thank you Grammy!! We got Brenna to her classroom and she was able to sit next to her very sweet friend Kyanna. We unloaded her backpack with all of her "back to school" supplies and filled her desk. She is ready to go. Next, Alyssa and I headed down to her classroom and we got her settled. She was so happy to see that her cousin (and best friend) Kylie Silves was already there. They weren't at the same table but just being in the same classroom was comfort enough. The girls are going to have a great year! It's always nice to leave them the first day feeling good about their teachers and classmates.

Ethan and I have had a great day together. Once I returned from getting the girls to school, he and I went to pick blueberries at Uncle Todd and Aunt Trisha's with Grammy and Great-Grandma Groen. It was very windy, cold and wet from the rain last night and I didn't have his boots so I thought with some snacks we might be able to keep him in the van for a little while. He shocked us! He stayed in the van for the entire time...almost 2 hours. He didn't complain once. He slowly ate his snacks and listened to his music. We were picking berries right along the driveway so he was able to see and talk to us the entire time. What a good little boy! When we got home, I thanked him for being such a good boy while mommy picked berries. He looked at me with his sweet little face and responded, "You're welcome Mommy." Melt mommy's heart! We have been home all afternoon and he is playing so nicely. I'm going to love this time at home with him!

The girls ready to go!

Brenna with her friend Kyanna

Brenna's teacher this year is Mrs. Crane.

Alyssa and Kylie ready to start 1st grade.

Alyssa's teacher this year is Mrs. Coburn.

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