Three Kids and a Dog

Monday, August 31, 2015

First Days of School

In our house the end of summer isn't marked by the date of Sept. 21 but rather by the start of the school year. This year, Austen and Peyton were once again reunited in school as Peyton entered kindergarten this year. She was very excited to become a "panther" even though she didn't know many of her classmates and even fewer girls. Not knowing many kids didn't really bother her though. She's always been the type who could walk right in and not be afraid that she didn't know anyone. She lined right up and waved goodbye with a big smile and off went my middle child to kindergarten. She was ready and so was I. I'm excited for her to begin her journey as a panther and for her to grow and see her make new friends that will likely remain some of her life-long friends.

Austen was also excited to start the school year and the third grade. Most kids usually aren't but Austen is a social kid and he loves seeing his friends every day (this kid is friends with everyone and I love that he likes everyone - may he never lose that quality). He came home this past week all excited about reading and that these new books that we discovered at the library this summer were also in his classroom. I love that he likes to read even though it doesn't come as easy for him as other things and I want to foster that. Hence, we spent a lot of time at the library this summer and a lot of time reading! Honestly, even though he's always liked school he seems more excited and energized about school this year (maybe it's because he has the only male teacher in the entire school for math) or maybe it's because he never stopped working on school this summer). Who knows but I'm liking seeing him so happy.

To round out the end of their first week at school, Austen and Peyton had their first sighting of each other at school and they were really excited to tell me about it. So I asked if they actually said hi to each other. They just shook their heads and said mom don't you know - "it's the hallway you can't talk so we just waved to each other."  


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