Back in the day of little kiddom, I wondered how it would be when the kids were in school. I'd see people in the neighborhood walking to school, families at church with older school age kids, and now I'm living that zone with half of our kids. It's cool. I definitely loved having babies and toddlers, but I have to say it is nice when they get a little bit older into the preschool age and are able to talk to you. And then into school age and they can reason/debate/argue/have an intelligent conversation with you.
So here we are, Hayley in 3rd grade now (like, when did she get that old?!) and Ada in Kindergarten. I'm one of those parents now with grade school age kids.
Breakfast--waffles & bacon. Yeasted waffles, they're my latest thing.
The traditional "by the door" pics before we walk out:
Ada gets out early until end of next month, so here are the kids after picking her up:
And after we picked up Hayley:
Around 10am Blake asks, "Where's Ada?" and starts looking through the house for her. I tell him, "Ada's at school, remember?" Blake slowly replied, "oh yeah", as he thought about it.
Jeremy walked with us this morning (it's a first day tradition as Hayley reminded us last night), and we went to go look at the class lists and found out Sophia was in Hayley's class, BFF for the win! Hayley was super excited. They met in Kindergarten, but haven't been in the same class again until this year. And both of their younger sisters got to be in Kindergarten together this year just like them, with the same teacher! Ada was glad to have a friend going in.
All in all, a good first day.
Oh yeah, after picking up Ada she asked if we were going to have lunch right when we got home, because she was really hungry. As soon as we got home she asked if we were going to have lunch because she was starving. She ate a lot of lunch!! Boys took a nap, and a little later Ada took a short power nap. She had a lot to say about her first day before that though. :)