Thursday, September 6, 2007

And the first day of school is finally here!

The girls ended up starting school on Wednesday, September 5th. This was actually three (school) days late. Their original start date was Thursday, August 30th. But the teachers in Bethel School District went on strike and so school started late. They were excited to get back to school and to see their friends again and find out which ones they had in class with them this year!
Each year I let the girls pick out their clothes for the first day of school. It's always a little interesting to see what they will pick to wear and then to hear their reasoning for it. Last year Samantha was ALL ABOUT the jeans. This year she wanted to wear a dress. I was also told that I needed to buy her more dresses. I'm sitting here wondering why, when ALL she wanted in the 2nd grade was to keep Levi Strauss in business. I guess 3rd grade is a new grade after all! --- Interesting bit of info - Underneath Samantha's polka-dotted dress are some very suspicious looking red marks that bare a striking resemblance to chicken pox! So after missing the first half of her first day of 3rd grade getting the doctors okay to go back to school (chicken pox they are not!), she's ready and waiting!

They are getting to that age where I don't even have to tell them to pose like this, they just automatically do it. It's kind of funny to watch. Of course, after every click of the camera before I say, "smile" again, they are snarking at each other and getting all upset. And then in a blink of an eye, they are once again all smiles for Mom and the camera!

My baby is in 2nd grade! I can hardly believe it. She is excited because she has Samantha's teacher from last year. It's been an unusual experience for Savanah. This is actually the first time she has been at the same school for 2 years in a row. It's a completely different feel to walk through the halls and know where you're going and to pass friends and teachers that you are familiar with. We are happy to be at Graham Elementary!


Seth said...

Tennessee won also

Kimberly said...

I'm sure that made Jane Anne very happy. Honestly though, I am glad your team won! Hope you had a chance to watch it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the BACK 2 SCHOOL girls. You look gr8 on your 1st day.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to post another blog this month?

Kimberly said...

Auntie Janeen,
The girls wanted to tell you that you are the best Aunt Janeen!!!

Kimberly said...

To anonymous:
I won't be posting another blog this month but I will try to blog a few more posts! ;>}

Christina said...

HOLY COW!!! I miss you guys! The girls look so beautiful! Ah yes...the poses...Janeen taught them well from a very young age didn't she! Love you!