Gayley’s First Day of Preschool was as sweet as she looks! I was little worried about her not wanting to wear her Apple dress that I had ordered specifically for her first day of school and indeed her very opinionated strong self wanted to wear her Sophia dress (costume) but I continued dressing her in the apple dress and then distracted her with new sparkly silver shoes with bows! After a few twirls in her dress and new shoes she was happy and ready to go to school after Mom took a few dozen pictures! I can’t explain the look on her face as we stood in the foyer of her school other than the sweetest smile of pure joy, content, awe and fulfillment as she looked all around while rotating taking in all the decorations and sounds of welcoming teachers. It was as if , Alas her time had come she was going to school, her school! ! And she couldn’t be any happier! She walked right into her Turtles class and found her hook to hang her back pack and then went straight to the puzzles. No tears or fuss she was ready to get busy! When Trey and I picked her up she was in the reading area and came running exclaiming, “Mom, Dad, Mom, Dad you’re here!” with the biggest smile! The teachers said she did wonderful and that they had another little teacher because after reading time Gayley sat in the teachers seat and held up the book like her and “read” it again to the class! 🍎 It was a great day for our 2K!!
The mania to find certifiable solar eclipse glasses to view the “Great American Eclipse” was a bit crazy! The price gauging and long lines to get them were unbelievable. Thankfully one of our neighbors bought an entire box and was selling them at minimum cost just to cover what she paid for box! Score!!! Our office took an extra long lunch break and enjoyed the viewing from our parking lot. Morgan and Elijah drove with a friend to somewhere in TN where they would be in the direct path of it and they experienced the Total solar eclipse! How awesome is that?! Hanson and Gayley didn’t view it, but Hanson did learn about it and watched it via Live stream in class. We just took pictures later that afternoon for a memory sake.
This year we will have children in FIVE seperate levels of education. We have a college sophomore that starts later this month, a high school Senior and Freshman, two middle school seventh graders, an elementary kindergartener and a pre-schooler!!!!! Hanson was super excited about starting kindergarten and did just fine taking Mommy to his class. He is going to do great in K-5, he even has a pre-school pal in class with him. Mary and Jordan were a bit embarrassed for some reason with Mom taking pictures of them at the bus stop and yelling, “Best day ever, thank you!!!!” to the bus driver who laughed and gave Mom a big thumbs up! Ah Middle Schoolers! Joseph was Mr. Joe cool and chill about his first day of High school. Our Senior, Morgan asked if the holding the grade signs was still a thing but willingly complied to amuse this mom. Praying they all have a great first day, like their lockers, find their classes and teachers in a timely manner, remember their lunch numbers, meet new friends in classes and reunite with old ones and get on the right buses to come home!