Miss G and pal preparing for their first day in Ms. Cook's class!
Today was the first day of school! Little Miss started full day pre-k (she was supposed to do a half day program but only two kids enrolled, so we moved her to the full day program since she was geared up to go to Collegiate like a big kid!) and Big Guy started fifth grade. It was only a half day today, so he barely had the chance to "go through the drill" (as he said) in both classrooms, but he already has homework, which didn't fly well!
Sadly, I don't have any pictures of his first day this year, because I think my camera was stolen. My friend took these that I have of Miss G's very first day EVER at Collegiate! Hopefully next time I make an entry, I'll have pictures of someone other than my darling daughter, not that I don't love me some pictures of my sweet girl!
As for how we've spent our summer, after Maine, the big kids did a couple of Collegiate camps (Miss G did an art camp and a Dr. Seuss-themed camp and Big Guy did a rocket camp and a DVD production camp where he and his friends made a commercial), Miss G did a ballet camp (she'll be starting regular lessons in a couple of weeks) and Big Guy went away to his first sleep away camp, going to the Karpov Chess Academy in Lindsborg with a small group from Collegiate. He also had two weeks in Florida with my mom right after Maine, and he came back 8 feet tall and full of confidence! The rest of the summer has been pretty quiet. A little too much tv and computer time, probably, but also lots of fun time at my Dad's farm an hour from here with 8 dogs, 6 goats and 3 horses and lots of fun new farm activities (who knew that spreading gravel on a driveway would be so endlessly fascinating for ten year old boys?). Last week we got to spend a few fun-filled days with their cousins, who have moved to Oklahoma (four hours away) from West Texas (14 hours away), much to our joy!
To finish, I'll leave with a picture of Little Miss a few weeks ago at a campaign event with the Senator and Mrs. Roberts.