Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day back to school!

Wendy, Belle, and Jose (below) Wendy - age 6.5 - 1st grade
Belle - age 9 - 4th grade
Jose Jr. - age 11- 5th grade
Emily - age 12.5 - 8th grade

Today was a very good day. It was the first day of school and we had a great morning. The kids were up extra early and I didn't even have to wake any of them up - they were so excited they woke me up instead - lol. The kids showered, dressed, and fed themselves without any nudging or nagging from me - it was amazing! I just love when they are this self-motivated and I wish every morning could be like this. We had plenty of time to take a few photos of each of them in the front yard before we left for school and I was so proud of how nice they all looked in their new school clothes. We took Emily to school first as her school starts very early now (7:21am - yawn!). Em is at the Junior High and she is really happy with her class schedule and all of her teachers (7 class periods). Her last class of the day is marching band. She plays the flute and was recently awarded the first chair/section leader position of which we are so proud! Then I took the other three kids over to Henderson Elementary school around 8am (they start at 8:30). Jose Jr. is in 5th grade with Mr. Dale, Isabelle is in 4th grade with Mrs. Bravo, and cute little Wendy is in 1st grade with Mrs. Britt. Juan Steven and I had plenty of time to walk each kid to class and take a few more photos of them even. Then baby Juan and I went to Del Taco for an egg burrito with green sauce, french fries, and a cherry coke (my favorite!) Starting tomorrow the kids will begin riding the bus to school each day so I won't be in the car and can avoid the temptation to have Del Taco every morning - lol!

I expected Juan to be a little fussy and missing the kids throughout the day, but we still had a great day together. We read a few books, went for a walk in the desert, he rode around on his tricycle a little, and then we watched the baby channel of course (baby first TV is all he wants to watch all the time now). I even got him to take a nap around noon. I didn't get much housework done as I had hoped, but I can always try again on that tomorrow - lol. Then after Jose Jr's football practice this evening we sat together at the table for dinner (Chicken Fajitas) while each kid told us about the highlights of their day. Everyone had a great first day back to school. The kids were exhausted and went to bed around 9pm. Now I'm starting to feel really tired so it's about time Juan Steven and I turn in also. But first we have to go wake up Jose Sr. who was so tired he fell asleep on the couch - lol. Let's just hope tomorrow will go just a smoothly - good night!

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