Monday, August 18, 2008

And they're off

All three of my kiddos are in school, and it is awfully quiet here in the house.  There was so much excitement this morning, and we all just had so much fun.

Sean and Bren had to be at the bus stop at 8:15am so Erin and I saw them off.  Their bus stop is at the end of our street so they don't have far to go, and the school is only a mile and 1/2 away. Bren was so excited to be starting middle school.  

Erin was up early with anticipation, and she wanted to be up to see the boys off.  Every minute or two she asked if it was time to go.  Finally, we headed out the door to go.

Just to make sure that she remembered the way to her class we let her lead the way all the way to the class.  She went straight there.

Once in Mrs. Green greeted her, and asked her if she could figure out where her backpack and lunch box would go.  She spotted them and got them put away.

Then Mrs. Green took her to answer the question of the day (this will be done every day-different question each day).

She came over and gave us each a big squeeze and kiss, and then went right to her desk to start working on a project that she was given to work on until everyone arrived.  I snapped a couple of pictures, including the one below, before she pointed to the door and mouthed "OUT".  

She's going to have a fantastic day.  As we headed out Lars (Erin's "boyfriend") was coming in.  I snapped a quick picture of him, gave him a high-five, and he was off, too.  They came over last night for ice cream cake to celebrate these two heading off to school, and the picture below is of the two of them playing in the back yard after having cake.  They have been the best of friends for four years.


prairiemama said...

What a big girl she is. I can't believe she's in Kindergarten, has it really been that long? She looks so grown up and so sweet. I hope she has a fantastic day, of course she will though! Give her a squeeze for me!

Grandma & Grandpa Larry said...

What beautiful pictures. She is such a beautiful girl. She looked like she was having a great time which I have no doubt she did. Can't believe she is in school. I imagine the house was very quiet. Give her and the boys a big hug and kiss from us. We love them so much and miss you all so much, Mom

Mama Celeste said...

WOW! Kindergarten. SNIFF SNIFF. My house is quiet as well. Having all three in school, just like you :)
Erin looked beautiful (as always) on her first day. Been out of touch with moving, but I'll try to get back online as often as possible. Hugs to you with your empty house.