Thursday, August 12, 2010

A big day

Today was a big day.

It was the first day of 8th grade for this guy.
He claims the hat helps his hair dry faster with less poof. I just smile and nod. 

It was this girl's first day of 7th grade.
She bought a new backpack and lunch box with her own money.

And it was this girl's first day of third grade at her new school.
Will and Sarah start school about an hour and a half before Abbey does. Abbey was still asleep when they left this morning, but Sarah left her this sweet note:
Since they start so much earlier, they get home a lot earlier too. So Abbey left a reply message for Sarah to find:
I've smiled every time I've walked past that easel today. I'm thankful for kids who are sweet to each other!

I can't wait for them to get home and tell me all about their days. I expect at least two of them to be pretty talkative. The other one? Not so much. I'll probably have to ask lots of questions.

I'm hoping that today was wonderful and that it was the beginning of yet another fantastic school year for these kiddos of ours! 


The Bowden's said...

Oh my goodness, your kids are all grown up! :) I'm sad that Neeley is in 4th grade this year. Yikes!!!! Hope all goes well today for each of them.

Tree Frog Creations... said...

How sweet they left notes for each other! I hope they all had a great day & will have a great year. Mine starts preschool Monday a.m. :-( Where does the time go?

Lauren said...

Possibly the sweetest thing I've read today. Love the way your kids love each other!!!! :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

They are so cute.

Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

love your kiddos!!! the pics are so cute of them and everything.

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

Awe......your kids are very sweet to one another and it is a blessing to read about your family. Neat pictures. I enjoy reading your blog when I get the time. I have a soon to be 9th grader, a 7th grader, and a 4th grader all in Colorado Springs District 20 (north district 20 schools). So our kids are fairly close in age to yours. The hard part this year is they will be at three different schools, but we are excited to be approaching another schoolyear. I hope you all have a great year! Blessings to you and your family!
Wendy Ingram

Angie @ Flibbertigibberish said...

SO SWEET. Clearly you and John are doing something right! And you've gotta love Will's logic with the hat. How'd that work for him?

Elizabeth said...

I love the message board! We have one too, but my oldest decided to keep it in her room to write her memory verse on. Unfortunately, her baby sister likes to erase and draw her own pictures, so it's always a mess.

You got really good first day of school pics! They are darling!

Unknown said...

Hmmm...I've been walking around all week in a stupor wondering how in the world my son is a SEVENTH GRADER! It sounds so old.

But when I saw "first day of 8th grade" over W's pic....Whew! 8th grade is up there too!

They are all so darling...

Anonymous said...

So adorkable!