Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back to School!

Both boys started to school last week.

Austin started 9th grade and Jackson
is a big Kindergarten boy now!!

On Tuesday night, the kids had orientation.
Austin went to grab his schedule and we took all
of Jackson's supplies in and checked out his room.

He was so excited and couldn't wait to get 
to his room.

Mrs. Hall has her room decorated in a circus theme 
and everything looks amazing.

She was introducing them to their class mascot,
Boomer,  he will actually get to come home with
the children and they will get to write in a journal
what they and Boomer do while he is visiting
their house.

I have always taken Austin's picture on the front porch
every first day of school.  Last year he wouldn't
let me take it...this year I told him that
there would be a photo taken and there would NOT
be an argument or I would take my camera and
follow him down the hall at school and take it there!

Needless to say, he was on the porch, first call, smiling and
I was happy I had my first day picture!

I walked in with Jackson on the first day to help him
get situated and of course, snap a few dozen photos!

After I took this photo, Jackson turned around and said 
"if you don't stop taking my picture I am going to walk off 
and go into Kindergarten by myself!"

Mrs. Hall was is her first day of Kindergarten, too!
She has taught sixth grade at the school for several years,
but switched to Kindergarten this year.

Coloring before school started for the day

Outside in the hall, the kids have a place to hang their work
and the sign above reads "Welcome to the Greatest Class on Earth!"

I can't wait to see what wonderful things this year brings for Jackson.
It has been so much fun hearing about his day...
who made him laugh...all of the new rules...(that thankfully he seems to 
be following!) challenges and new adventures!

I left after their class headed out to chapel.
All of the Mom's looked like the paparazzi out in the hallway...
snapping that one last photo of their babies before they headed 
on their way.

Here's to a GREAT school year for both of the boys!