I Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day of School

This school year feels different from last year. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I had my materials early, and was able to get organized and prepare without the pressure of "getting started already" because Thanksgiving is two weeks away.

And that's a good feeling.

Yesterday was our first official day of school. We started with a special breakfast (pancakes and sausage). Then we were reminded about doing our chores quickly. (Several times we were reminded.) After that, when breakfast was over, we sat down and wrote out our daily schedule, and our list of rules for our school.

That was a very important part of the day, and helped set the tone for our school. We talked about why these rules are important, and why "Not Kicking" falls under "Have a good attitude" and "Be polite".

So, needless to say we covered everything we could think of.

After we had our rules established, it was time to head out on a field trip! We went to the mall and picked out all new crayons and colored pencils, and pencil boxes, and glue sticks, and writing pencils. It was a fun time.

And then the power went out.

Ugh. That wasn't so fun. You can't leave the parking lot when the power is out, because the gates (like in a hospital parking lot) won't go up. We have to pay for parking here, so you can't leave until the machines are working. And all the shops you want to look in are closed because they can't do business without electricity.

So we went to the pet shop and played with the puppies. (OH MY WORD THEY ARE SO CUTE!) I was almost tempted to buy the little Jack Russel mix. He was a peanut! And he fit in the palm of my hand. So sweet!

We waited an hour and a half for the power to come back on, cheered as a collective group of shoppers (it's actually really odd to hear that in a public place) and then headed into the Christian book store to look for devotional books for the girls. And guess what? All the kids' books were fifty percent off! So we got a Bible dictionary for the girls too. It's cool! And some family puzzle books with word searches and thinking games related to Bible stories. Fun!

When we got home from our errands field trip, we sat down and made labels for our pencil boxes. That was fun, and the girls did a good job. I know it's hard to see, but trust me- they're cute!




Anyhoona, we took school pictures too. They turned out cute. The girls all wanted to make their own pose after they did the obligatory finger-showing-what-grade-they're-in pics for Mom. Well, here they are!











It was a great first day, even though the girls were disappointed they didn't get to actually do work. But we started that this morning. And I must say that everyone has pulled it together, and we were done with breakfast and actually doing work by 8:30.

I think it's gonna be a great year!

5 Comments:

  • WendyMom

    Whew- after your last post, I'm just glad to hear that you all are still ALIVE over there!!

    The girls look so beautiful- and grown up. We too started school (last week for us here), so my computer time is limited- but I will email you soon! I promise-
    Love ya-

  • JulieMom

    Thanks! I would love some pics of your kids too ya know....no pressure.

    And I'm glad we're all still alive too! :0)

  • impromptu-mom

    School started this week for us too, but things are really different with an only child. It's more like just intensifying the things that we already do on a daily basis. School is just one long conversation for us, lol. Very odd in some ways, but very good too.

    I'm glad you have recovered!

  • Spesamor Academy

    There are very few moms who would consider a trip to the mall a "first day back at school". lol I can tell you are going to be THE Cool Mom when your girls are teens!
    We love our Jack Russell pup! He is super-cute and tons of fun.
    Here's hoping the rest of your year goes as well as your first day.

  • Savannah

    Those are the prettiest little princesses I've ever seen! LOVE the school pics! I am also very excited to read your countdown! We will be leaving here in about 5 weeks, and in the states until sometime after baby is born mid march... so I guess we miss each other's visits by a few months :( But hopefully you'll let us bring the little "pea-nut" (as we call it) back through to stay with you in April-ish?!?

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