I can not believe that summer is over! I'm not saying that I'm sad that summer is over, I just can't believe that it's over! The kids have been back in school for a week. It was a big year here in the Hough
house. DJ and Coley are officially students at West Shamokin
graders!!! I keep telling myself that I am NOT old enough to have kids in highschool
, yet here I am....(sigh! to the getting old part, not the highschool
part, that's been really exciting!) There was orientation for the 7th
graders at WS
the week before school started. Let me just say that orientations are a great idea for the kids, bad idea for the moms. The kids get to see where all of their classes are and do a walk-through of their schedules and see their friends again. Great idea! But the parents have to stand by and watch their kids struggle with the dreaded (duh-duh-duhhhhh
!) locks on their lockers. Oh yes, those cursed little pieces of metal that can cause soooo
much trouble if not handle just so. I think that I spent most of their first day just praying that they would be able to get them open between classes. I wasn't worrying about peer pressure or bullies or them getting lost. No, it was those stupid locks that had me on edge all day! Thankfully when they got home that day they had been triumphant (well, mostly!) DJ proudly told me that he had been able to open his locker all but one time. Coley had no problems.Whhheew
The beautiful Miss Nicole as a seventh grader
DJ on his first day of seventh grade, looking sharp as usual!
Jake is now the big 6th grader at Dayton Elementary. Finally he is the Top Dog, the Big Cheese, the Head Honcho....you get the idea. He was really excited to see his friends again. Not so excited about homework. NO big shock there! I think that his favorite part about this year is that once DJ and Coley leave, he has an hour to mess around on the computer before he has to catch his bus.
The BIG man Jake
Our last scholar to load on to a bus was Isaac. This was his big kindergarten year! He was so excited to go to school that morning that he came out of his room at 7:30 in morning with his shoes and backpack on ready to go. The bad thing is that he is in the afternoon class, which means that his bus doesn't come until 12:10! He was very disappointed when I explained that he had to eat breakfast and lunch before it would be time to go to school. Needless to say we ate an early lunch that day. At about 11:30 he was pacing back and forth through the dining room. He looked at me and said, "You are going to make me have a heart attack because you won't let me go and wait for the bus!" I tried unsuccessfully not to laugh at his plight. I got everyone else ready to go and we went out to wait for his bus about 25 minutes early. I couldn't give him a heart attack on his first day!
Isaac on his first day, my big boy...I can't believe it!
Bubba and his groupies!
The title of this post is "A day of New Beginnings." And it really was with the twins starting at the highschool, Jake as the big kid and Isaac starting kindergarten. But that wasn't the only new beginning. That was the morning that Brian and I found out that we were expecting another little one! Number 8 is officially on his/her way! New Beginnings are always around the corner, sometimes when you least expect it, but they are always good.