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Monday, August 27, 2012


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In keeping with our tradition we had our annual 1st day eve dinner last night. & as always we had spaghetti, meat balls, & even that messy red sauce. The children were given their challenges for the year. Each year they are given a challenge. Something to strive for in the academic year. 
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After dinner & lots of napkins we had a treat & talked about school to prepare the big boys.  the 4 took extra long & bubbly baths & showers to scrub off every last bit of summer. For one reason or another family song, scripture & prayer was a monumental FLOP last night. 2 crying, 1 doing somersaults, the other covering his ears from all the noise & Rod & I turning red in the face. Not sure what was going on for the 4...but we did a fast forward version of our usual nighttime routine & put Presley to bed. Finally the home seamed calm enough for Rod to steal away the boys one at a time for a father's blessing. (a fathers blessing is THIS. )   Tre beamed.  The boys were put to bed with strict instruction that Britton needed to go to sleep quickly because of school the following morning. But, after 2 hours of silliness they were still being goobers. I packed lunches, filled out a gazillion forms, stuffed teacher's 1st day gifts, made 1st day of school cards, & crashed. 

& the big day.

T woke up at 5:30. By 6: his bed was made his big bowl of oatmeal gone & his new school clothes/shoes on. He was ready to go. 
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Britt required a back rub, some tickles & the reminder that we were having homemade oatmeal for breakfast to get him out of his comfy spot in bed. One he had eaten he was quick to dress. He & Tre discussed all the big things that were about to happen! 
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 although still pitch black outside it was time to strap on backpacks & fill up the car. We succeeded in finding a parking spot..which may not seem like a big deal, but believe me, it was!  Tre gave me a kiss (after I told him he could not go to his classroom alone if he didn't.) & hurried off like a big boy.  The 
little ones & I waited with Britt. He went from excited to nervous. When parents were asked to give kisses and say goodbye, I watched as Britt's little friend & neighbor E. made sure Britton was okay.  She made sure he got in line & off they all marched to their first day of school. 

& now there are 2.
7 hours seems like a mighty long time for the big boys to be gone. 

2 comments:

Kim-the-girl said...

Such a big day!! Good luck with the two! And if your day is anything like mine, the 7 hours will FLY by as the weeks go on.

devinandamie said...

You have so much energy! Thank you for letting me peek into your little Texan reality and oooh and awe. I love your taste in Everything! Good Job mama.

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