Friday, August 28, 2009

1st day of school.

Well, after much anticipation, days and days of counting down, shopping done, and spending a whole lot of money for "free education", that day has finally come - The First Day of School!! Cheyenne, Natalie, and Billy were three very excited kids for school to be starting. They couldn't wait!
Billy was excited to be going to a brand new school and his biggest concern wasn't getting lost or figuring out the cafeteria, or staying all day now, no his concern was what is the playground like. So at registration we checked it out and he approved - unfortunately our wonderful school district didn't think too far ahead and the grass isn't ready to play on yet, so no playground as of yet. We were a little worried because we heard he had the meanest teacher in the 1st grade, but Billy's really liked her and didn't think she was mean at all. Yeah!!I think Natalie was so excited to go back because she doesn't have to weed the garden every morning. :) Plus, she gets a locker this year! She gets it today and is really hoping for a top locker - cross your fingers, everyone. Most importantly, she seemed to make up with one of her best friends and the triangle of friendship trouble is broken up by different teachers this year, so she's hoping for the best there, too.And finally, Cheyenne. I think she has been counting down the days since school let out in June. Miss Social Butterfly couldn't wait to get back to her gang! I must say, though, registration was weird. She's at the Jr. High this year, the same Jr. High that I went to. So we strolled around the school and I'd tell about how we'd hang out here and there, and this was the scary part of the school (the dreaded basement), etc. How did I get so old as to have a daughter going there, wasn't I just there a few years ago??!!! Now that she's been there a couple of days, things are going okay. She has good friends in almost every class, and not any classes with the annoying friends - Yeah! However, she's already dreading band, and "DIES" every day because the school is so hot. She even has a dance after school today (not a noon dance). Although she really wanted to hang out with her friends, she thought a dance sounded really stupid, and I told her I'm sure most of her guy friends wouldn't be going to a dance. She agreed. So now they're thinking of going to the first football game tonight - which is at Viking stadium, whoo, whoo! (Again, because our wonderful district just resoded the football field a couple of weeks ago and it's not ready to play on yet, but they're making a really big deal of getting to play at the college.)So we're on day three now and things are going well. The only real complaints are about the bus and they're still trying to figure that one out. Cheyenne changes buses 4 times, takes over an hour to get home, gets home at the same time as last year and leaves 45 min. earlier - she's not loving any of that, plus has to pack her sax with her on these very crowded buses. I'm still trying to figure out when they're actually leaving a getting home. So in celebration of good times on the bus (wink, wink) I made them a bus cake for the first day - which of course Billy was so excited to "Kill the Bus" when we cut it up. :)




3 comments:

Leslie said...

Ms. Social Butterfly, huh? Sounds familiar. Loved memories floating back of the basement of Jr. High...
that's awesome the game is at the stadium...oh, so not happy memories of the bus. Glad I had my big sister to protect me from the bullies and let me sleep on her shoulder!

the kids all look so cute

Mamma Mia said...

I read your FB entries first and wondered why you put your best pictures on there, but then remembered that I needed to check your blog, also. More great pictures.

Umm, your cinical feelings toward the school district are coming through. Better watch it there! So the 'basement'of the jr. high. Do you mean the cafeteria? I didn't understand the 'dreaded' part, but of course it was MUCH newer when I went there. But what's this FB post from Cheyenne that she hates school after two days? Must have had a bad day?

Tell us more about changing busses 4 times. Can't quite imagine that. Loved your bus cake. Is that from the same old "Good Housekeeping" directions that I used way back when?

Ashley said...

when did all your kids grow up?? i can't believe cheyenne is already at the jr. high. i had to laugh about the "dance" after school...ahh the memories of girls standing on one side of the gym and boys on the other...and everyone is too nervous and giggly to ask anyone to dance...and if someone does get asked it's the talk of the school for weeks!

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