Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Start of School


Everything all laid out for the first day of school!   They were so excited!START OF SCHOOL 003





The first day of school picture!




Sammi’s new glasses – isn’t she cute??  :)



START OF SCHOOL 005Sammi during chapel – she was so nervous.  I stayed the whole day to make sure all the wrinkles were ironed out.  I won’t be able to stay all day in the future, so I wanted to make sure that everything was good.  Her headmaster and the assistant headmaster know our family situation, so they are going to keep an eye on our girl.

I’ll get a new picture of her next week.  She looks so cute! 

So, how did it go?  Well…OK.  I was good.  I went with a smile on my face.  I dropped off my kids and reassured them that everything was going to be great!  It wasn’t until I left them that I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach.  OH, what am I doing?  But how did they do?  Lizzy had a good day, but came out crying.  She was anxious about the dismissal process and finding Jessi.  She’s going to be alright.  I can feel it.  Jessi had high hopes for public school.  She is my most solid, doesn’t get rocked easily kid.  During all of this with Bell, she has been a rock.  So it worries me a little to hear, I cried today during recess.  I miss your kisses Mommy.   And clingy – wow!  She is very aware of any teacher yelling – and she is bored!  She also doesn’t like being away from family for 7 hours.  I told her to give it some time.  I suggested a month, she wants no more than one week.  I’m sure she’ll be fine, but she remains on my radar.

Sammi did well.  She was so nervous in chapel, but as time went on, she got better.  She is still a little unsure, but like Jessi, I’m sure that in one month, the new routines will be in place and everything will be fine.

Becca, on the other hand, did great.  This is all old hat to her.  I dropped her off (sporting her nice retro outfit and super straight hair) and she never looked back.  :)  She seems very pleased with her classes and teachers.  8th Grade – I’m thinking it’s going to be a good year for her!

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