Aug 15, 2011

I'm not excited or anything...

First day of school!  First day of school!  First day of school!

I can't believe it's finally here!  Even though summer passed in a much happier manner than I expected it would, I am very happy to be on the other side.  Whether they are willing to admit it or not, the boys needed a change of pace, too.  School arrived at just the right time.

Our morning routine didn't change much to accommodate the school schedule.  The kids are early risers, so Zach and Tyler arrived at the breakfast table mostly ready for the day at 6:45.  We met 15 minutes earlier than usual to allow for lunch-making and piano-practicing before school, but it was still pretty easy to get Garry and the boys out the door by 7:55.  We even had time for a few pictures.

Garry is the resident school chauffeur.  He drops the boys a few blocks from school (taking them across a major street between here and there) and they walk the rest of the way.  Next week, he will take Gavin to preschool after dropping off the boys and then continue on to work.  It's a great system for me!

I sure hope the first day of school is great for Tyler and Zach as they enter the third and fourth grades.  I think they are in for an amazing year!
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