Monday, August 15, 2011

First Day of School 2011

Routine and hectic schedules entered our life again today. I think we are ready though. Jacob's headed in this morning as an 8th grader, Tristen as a very nervous 6 grader. But he admits it IS nice having a bigger brother to help you out with questions.

Jacob is officially as tall as me.  At a recent Dr's appointment he was 5'6. I'm 5'4 1/2. (That 1/2 is really important to me!) BUT--he had shoes on, so I'm still saying he's "as tall" as me. He's also wearing the same size shoe that his FATHER wears. EEK  Even though I've had 13 years to get used to it, growth and development of my kids still amazes me even to this day!

Tristen has had a lot of anxiety about starting middle school, but thinks he will like it. The highlights are getting to take snacks for in between classes, (Food is a big deal to that boy right now!)  and not having the same BORING teacher all day.

I'm hoping the rest of the year will go as smooth as it did this morning, but I'm not holding my breath. The excitment seems to wear off mid-way through the first week here at our house! =)


Rhonda said...

Hope y'all have a good year! Yes, that would be GREAT to be able to take snacks!

Melanie said...

Hard to believe how fast they grow, isn't it!! Hope they have a great year!

Sara said...

School has been wild and crazy this week....and there have been lots of nervous 6th graders! What they all don't know is that the teachers give them a break for the first couple of weeks....ssshh! Don't tell Tristen; I probably am not supposed to let that cat out of the bag!!