Monday, August 25, 2008

That time of year again...Back-To-School

What an exciting day!!  The first day of school.  When I was a kid, I loved the first day of school.  I always looked forward to it.  Of course I looked forward to seeing all my friends, but I really enjoyed most of the subjects.  I loved History and Geography.  Today, I'm really not so great with dates and some history, but I still love it!!!  But Geography has never left me.  Tonight I was reading a paper that Ryan filled out and it had info about himself.  What color hair he has, what color eyes.  He wrote, "Hasl" or something like that...HEHE, he has Hazel eyes.  But anyways, it asked something like what subject you look forward to learn the most.  And he wrote "Math".  I was so proud to see that.  I hope he excels in math.  He always does soooo good in it.  My mom and grandfather were like whiz-bang mathematicians, so much I think they took my part....LOL  ;)  But anyways, that was really great to see.

They said they had a GREAT 1st day back to school.  :)

We started our day off by getting up and watching a cartoon while I made blueberry pancakes.  Gotta start off the day will a full tummy to fuel those little brains.  They got themselves all pretty and handsome and we loaded up with our overly heavy backpacks and extra bag of supplies.  Off to school we went.  This year was the first year I was pretty much in and out of there....compared to previous years.  This makes Ryan's 5th year of school....Pre-K thru 3rd now.  And all the previous years I would hang around for a good few minutes and watch him as he got his day started.  I'd help with his supplies and all that good stuff.  This time....  pshhhhh!  I showed him his room.  Helped him find and empty desk and that was that.  :(  How sad.  I think all the students were glad to see me.  ....they like  ;)  HEHE  Some I hadn't seen in a few years, because they haven't been in his class the last several years.  But his teacher came back in the room and I asked her if I could take a picture of the two of them.  And she was all excited about that.  She suggested where to take it....  along her Olympic Medal display.  She told me she was hooked on it the last 2 weeks, I said ME TOOOO.  lol  You'll see that pic at the end of this post.  So then I was off to Saira's room.  I had already dropped her off at her room first.  The parents were instructed to pull all their childrens supplies out and put them in the proper assigned location for each item.  That made it easier on her to put them away later on.  After I did my duties, I asked if I could take their photo too.  And so we did that.  I told them bye and took a couple of pics of Saira as I was leaving.  What a quick morning, I tell ya.

I didn't really do much, except for come home, eat my breakfast, make coffee, have a few cups, watch tv, fiddle on the computer and talk on the phone with everyone.  Then it was time to go get the kids at 3:10.  OMG, what a terrible/crazy line of cars at the school.  Craziness I tell ya, craziness.  I swear, those parents don't know how to form one line.  And I hate those parents that park on the side and walk up to get their kids.  UGH, so annoying to have those cars stuck in the way.  We didn't get back home until 3:25.  It doesn't take but 3-5 minutes to get from my house to the school for heaven's sake. 

So then, it was rush time.  Time to eat our snacks as fast as we can, get dressed for TaeKwonDo and head out the door by 4:00.  My son is the slowest clothes changer I know...LOL  But anyways, we made it to TKD right on time.  Once that was over, we had to go straight to football practice.  He changed into his football gear there at TKD, they all looked at us like we were goofy or something...LOL  On my way to practice Chad calls me, and says he's stuck in traffic and won't make there on time and asks for me to fill in for him.  ....say what?  Me??  ...yeah, ok, I'll fill in.  I'm now Coach Jayme.  Woo Woo....LOL  "down.....set...HUT!!!"  I was impressed with the boys, they actually listened to me.  I wasn't very nice either.  You can't be nice...LOL It's football.  I did a good job I thought.  ;)

Our day finally ended around 8:30.   And I have to tell you, I hate football and baseball season.  It means my kids don't get to bed on time.  Bed time is at 8pm here at my house.  But after being Mom, Bus Driver, Chauffeur, Coach and then mom again...shesh, I was pooped.  LOL  I'm going to bed early tonight.

But here are the few pictures that I had taken today....
So we had a wonderful day back to school...a little busy at the end of the day, but it was a good day.  :)


Colleen said...

Wow Jayme! 2 in full-time school! I can't imagine! Sounds like it was a great day though and I like the pancake idea and might steal it for our first day next week - Tuesday! Kyle's first day of Kindergarten is a whole 45 minutes! lol

southernchickie said...

Aw, your kids are such cuties!! Your little boy reminds me of my little boy...before he grew up. and got on my last nerve!

So Precious!

Janet said...

Wow...Coach Jayme!!!!! LOL!!! What a day and you made it through. Hopefully, things will go smoother in the future. Great 1st day photos. Good idea to get a photo with a teacher!!!