{Back to School Dinner}

Monday, August 24, 2015

School always gives me some serious anxiety. I worry about the kids. Will they eat enough at lunch? Will they have a friend to play with at recess? Will they be good? Will they find their way around? I am a worrier by nature, so school starting is just torture! Now add that 4 of them are at a new school! My heart has been racing for a week now! I need them to be okay here. Britt & Tre are in the accelerated learning classes which is super neat & something that H.O. did not offer (but don't mistake me! I lovveeeddd their school in Texas. Loved it enough Id marry it!) Maddox' teacher is just the sweetest thing that ever lived, & I have only spoken to her for 5 minutes. The class is small, & the room smells like apple pie. She is a BYU graduate so...yeah. We love her! She is a good fit for Maddox. Now Presley...we couldn't get her into full day kinder here. Everything is full! Its not great. Her teacher has yet to wow us. Her class time is 2 1/2 hours which is actually less than last years pre school classroom time. I am giving it a week, I found a school a bit away from here that has a spot. Ill tour it next week, but then again maybe this is what she needs this year, & then next year we will tackle all day school?! who knows. Can you tell how undecided I am?  She's the smallest & youngest in her class this year. She is a peanut. Friday we Met the teachers & Saturday we did our annual back to school dinner. We usually do it on Sunday, but with Rod going out of town we bumped it up on the calendar. We decided to make the theme the 6 be's from Gordon B. Hinkley's talk from General Conference in November 2000. Rod had been choosing each of the 6 attributes for Family Home Evenings lately so I took a cue from him. He is such a good Dad that Man. After our dinner we had our annual Father's blessings to prepare the children for the school year ahead. The kids were going bananas & the spirit seemed far from our home, but we gathered together & put on hymns & then Rod pulled each child aside to give them a blessing. Sometimes its hard to feel the spirit in our crazy home, but when we move forward & do what is right & good regardless, we know we will be blessed for trying! Tre really took to heart what his father said in his blessing. I have seen an eagerness to be kind & service oriented...more so than ever.

1 comment:

allegra said...

so cute! You totally out did yourself. Adorbs

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