Wednesday, September 25, 2019

First Day Of School 2019!

The Wednesday before school started we went to an ice cream social at school to meet the teachers. I don't know what I was thinking, but I didn't get one picture with any of the kids and their teachers! Who am I???

Anyways I knew it was going to be too crazy to take pictures with their teachers on the first day of school so hopefully I'll remember to take pictures at the first student led conference. 

With our new storm door on the front door it made it a bit harder to make sure I wasn't reflected in the pictures! 

6th Grade here he comes!

Jackson is moving onto the middle school at our K8. I love that my big boys are still going to be at the same school as their younger siblings. Jackson is with the same teacher that Owen had last year...Ms. Sevier. She's awesome!!! 

I love how Jack is so particular about his style. He's my skinny jean, red shoes, slicked over hair kid. 

Don't let this fool you he's stoked for school! 

Ella Grace had been ready for school to start from about the second day of summer break. She loves school so much! 

3rd grade here she comes. 

This is the first year Ella will be at a different recess time from Zeke. I am happy that her 3rd grade class is still on the same side of the school as Zeke so I'm hoping they'll still see each other in passing on the way to music. PE, or library. Ella's teacher this year is Ms. Inoue (pronounced In-OO A). She is so sweet and I know Ella's going to love her. The older boys were actually jealous that Ella got Ms. Inoue because they've had her as a substitute teacher before and loved her.  

She wanted to use the older looking sign this year instead of the colorful kid one. 

Ready to rock 3rd grade. 

Showing off the stars on the side of her shorts. 

Crazy girl! 

How can I have a 7th grader!!! 

Owen is so blessed this year because his class only has 16 kids in it. Owen's teacher is Ms. Howard. He's already been in her class since she's the Science teacher for the middle school, but now she's his homeroom teacher. I love Ms. Howard!!! 

16 kids or not this is how Owen feels about school starting. 

Thankfully he can cheer up a bit though! 

He's still my total goofball at heart! 

Look at this sweet boy!!! 

How can he be a 2nd grader?!?! 

I was so excited when I found out that Zeke's teacher was Ms. Castle!!! She was so great for Ella, I know she's going to be awesome for Zeke. 

2nd grade cool dude!!! 

My silly boy! 


I love these kids! 

They sure know how to show off their inner freak! 

Even though we had a crazy summer with the house, I really did have a great time with the kids. They are at such fun age where I don't have to help them with everything and they are good at entertaining themselves. We did have a nice structure that really helped the kids be able to stay on track with having something to do, but also helped them fit in a bit of school work to keep their minds active. 

This was our Summer Fun List! The kids had to do each of these things in order to get an hour of electronics. They did great with this system.



Like every year we parked in the neighborhood next to the school and walked. I knew that the kids would be embarrassed to have their picture with me at school so we took one on the way there. 

I'm sure Ella and Zeke would have been fine getting their picture taken with me at school, but I knew it would be crazy so it was better to get it out of the way. 

Owen and Jack's classrooms are right up front so once I said goodbye to them, I dropped Ella off at her room on the front side and then walked around to the back to wait with Zeke. I wanted to get a picture of Zeke before he walked in and then the bell rang and he just ran right in. 

I walked around to the front in time to catch Ella before she walked in.

Right after this I went straight to a 2hr appointment with an Allergist. My itching that I had hoped was just because of the foam mattress on our bed did not end up clearing up after all. At this appointment I found out I'm allergic to dust mites, grass and cats. The dust mites were the things I was most allergic too so the first thing I did was go buy an allergen cover for our bed and pillows. I also spent the next two week cleaning our house from top to bottom. We had definitely neglected it because we were working so much on the outside. Why clean the inside when you are just going to track more construction type dirt through the house. 

Now our whole house is looking good and I'm working towards getting this allergy under control. I will say it's much better, but there is still one spot on my left side that doesn't want to clear up. Hopefully it will soon though!