Friday, August 15, 2008

Back to School!

I know I am a little bit late posting this, but I was having a hard time uploading my pictures, and what is a 'back to school' post without pictures?
(I know it is weird that our Welcome sign is hanging on the inside of the house, but it has been really windy at night and the sound of that banging on the front door scares me)

This year was momentous for Morgan. She started Junior High! She is a big 7th grader! She was nervous and there were all kinds of shenanigans getting her registered so she didn't get her schedule until the night before school started. She didn't get her first choice for an elective, she wanted Drama (surprised?) but ended up with Girl's Choir and she is happy with that. She only has one teacher that one of the older kids had. I'm kind of glad, I would like for her to just be Morgan and not Devon or Courtney's little sister. She is such a special girl, watching her walk to the gates of the Jr. High made LOTS of salty tears spring up. I just want her to be happy.

Courtney is in 8th grade. She is taking all of the Honors courses available, orchestra and Student Council. It is funny to me how much Courtney has blossomed. When she started kindergarten, I never thought she would make it, I was sure we would have to home school her because she was so painfully shy. I'm so proud of the young woman she is becoming.

Devon is also in 8th grade and also taking all Honors courses. His two electives this year are Spanish 2 and Introduction to Business. He has had more homework from his electives than from his regular classes. That is the kind of boy he is, he takes school very seriously and works hard. He is also hoping to make the basketball team and do well in football and track.
What are the chances of having three kids in a 2 year middle school? I wish that they were all best friends but I know that they keep pretty far away from each other at school. They all have loads of friends. I know it won't be long until Devon is dating his sister's friends and vice-versa.

These two pictures make me laugh, they were taken in the car by my friend Shannon - her daughter, Samantha, is on the left in the back seat and is in 8th grade as well.
Morgan looks so happy to be going to school and the other 3 look bored, mad, tired and NOT excited to be going to school!

The Junior High kids started school on August 6th. Nicole didn't start until Monday, August 11th. She really enjoyed those few days of just being with Mom. Nicole is in 2nd grade and has a new teacher, Miss O'Grady. She has her two best girlfriends in her class, Andrea and McKenzie. I don't know if that is good or not, I guess time will tell!

On the 2nd day, Nicole wanted to get her picture taken in front of the door again. In fact, we have done it every day since school started. I'm getting quite a collection.


Cheryl said...

Wow! School starts early in AZ, eh? Your kids are so adorable (not that 7th and 8th graders want to be called "adorable", but ah, well!). What are you going to do with all your time!?

Beeswax said...

Wow. You sure have a bunch of lookers over there, huh? Smart, too, apparantly. You better watch out. Looks like things are gonna get crazy over at your house in the next few years!

Lisa said...

Hi! I have discovered your blog through my Jennyology pal and I have to say you are very entertaining. You seem like a fun person and a great mother. Two things that are very important to me. Hope you don't mind the intrusion but I just felt like I should finally comment. Enjoy life with kids at school.
Lisa Pulsipher

One Sassy Mama said...

Love the pictures! I can't believe you have 3 in jr high. Kids back in school=good times. hehe

Heather said...

Good lookin' kiddos!! That is funny Nicole still wants her pics taken each morning!

Eric and Breanna Graham said...

I love seeing everyone's back to school pics. Pre-School for Emey and Summer doesn't start until Sept. 1st. They keep asking everyday "When can we go to school?" Not soon enough I tell them.

Pam said...

Everyone looks so cute, beautiful & handsome - does that cover all the ages????

Your kids seemed to be much more cooperative taking 1st day of school pics. Love that Nicole wants them everyday. With their new cute school outfits who wouldn't???

sarinahbrooks said...

Your children always look so put together! Love the pictures! I cant even begin to think about the dating thing - it freaks me out that girls call our house daily now!

Brian and Mel said...

Holy Smokes!!! I can not belive how tall the twins are.

Renae Alexander said...

How fun for you! It sounds like the kids are having a great time from the stories I hear at home. Can't tell you how glad I am for them.

Kate said...

too cute! the thought of my baby going to jr. high scares the living daylights out of me!! i can't believe nicole is in 2nd grade!

Christine and kids said...

It was a sad day in my house when DRJH went back to school. Kacee made it very clear that she was missing out on so much. Tell Courtney that Kacee misses her tons. We'll have to get them together one weekend.