Thursday, September 2, 2010

A First For Everyone.

First day in Kindergarten.
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Our first assignment was to decorate a paper cut-out in her likeness.
So we pulled out our scrap booking papers and away we went.
I think she turned out mighty fine.

And..yes..that is dirt all over the porch.
A dust storm got the best of us and I haven't done a thing about it.

First day in "all day" school.
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For the most part, J-boy has been excited about starting school again.
On the way to school this morning he asked how long he would be there.
Upon hearing that six hours of his life, each day, would be spent filling his brain with knowledge, he welled up with tears.
"I'm not happy about this!" he sniffled.

First time attending public school.
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He picked out this pair of glasses.
I suggested something a little more subtle.
He won.
I love this kid.
And the glasses...well they are growing on me.

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Be still my heart!


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All in all the day went smoothly.

S-girl's thoughts..."It was awesome!"
J-boy's thoughts..."Perfect, just perfect!"
C-boy's thoughts..."Not good, I don't think I'll be going back tomorrow!"

Fortunately, he's come around and thinks he "might be able to try it another day"!


The morning aftermath.
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Apparently, getting three kids fed and dressed and out the door calls for a bit more organization.
I'll do better next time.
I promise.

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And because I like to share.
This was the view out my living room window this evening!
Let's enjoy it together.

That's a wrap.

37 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, your paper doll blows mine away! I can't believe they're just now starting school...mine have now been in school for a month!

Eileen said...

Maya has plans to be S-girl's pen pal. Hope that's o.k.!

S.I.F. said...

I actually kind of dig C-boys glasses! Very hip! ;)

And that paper doll cutout is incredible... GREAT job!

Angie said...

Ahhh - how cute are they. C-boy looks like a young man and I think the glasses look great on him.

Is that really your view??? Seriously??? From the front, I look into the living room of a house that is the same model as ours. And from the back, I look into the kitchen of a house that, well, has seen better days. :( So much for living in the city... now I want your view...

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh I love first day of school pictures. They are so cute. I really like C-boys glasses. Very cool.
Glad they liked school. Keeping my fingers crossed that Stunt Man likes it too.

Hannah said...

Yay for getting through the first day!! What about Mama? What did you do on your first almost free day??

Stuff could always be worse said...

Oh how nice to see such neat pics of the first day of school! Great memories. Glad you let us enjoy your beautiful view
kim

Nicole said...

Wow! That last view is fantastic! How beautiful! Your kids are adorable. I love the paper doll too! What a great post!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

What cute kids! Enjoy this--it's going to go really fast. I love the cut-out--almost as adorable as the real thing. By the way, I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog. Hop on over if you'd like to enter! (It's a couple of posts down on the home page.)
Warmly, Michelle

Tara said...

How cute and big do-ings in your family! The paper doll is great..she looks very proud. Love the glasses...he is too cute!

Rebekah said...

i think his glasses look cute-hope he enjoys better the next day!

Amy and Jonathan Hook said...

Way to go, mama! That's a big accomplishment - 3 out the door and to school. I'm sure it'll get easier ;). I'm still a teacher at heart and LOVE the first day of school!! Hope it continues to get better for C-boy!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Where do I start....
1. I love the look-alike cut out of S-girl. So cute...and totally looks like her!
2. Your boys look great. And I love C-boy's glasses. So chic...I mean cool.
3. I'm glad the 1st day of school went pretty good for everyone.
4. My kitchen looks like that often. And I don't have 3 kids to get to school, yet!
5. Soooooo jealous of your view! Gorgeous.

Dana said...

Love the little gals cut out. amazing!
Love his glasses!! and your view makes me so jelous. I would share that with you everynight.
Noticed the sewing machine. Whatcha working on?

Tiffany said...

All the kids have awesome glasses! They are so stinkin cute!

Amy Sullivan said...

Your counter looks like the one in my house...that I am currently avoiding!

Beautiful kids and great pictures.

Courtney said...

Julie, they are all precious! Your kids are gorgeous and the pics are so good! LOVE your view. WOWZERS!

lulalola said...

How are you doing? A quiet(quieter) house is weird, huh?
The pictures are so cute! Lucky teachers, getting to spend the whole day with these cuties!

Hope it's a great year for all of your little peanuts! :)

Our "aftermath" looks pretty similar as well! I can't understand why the mess is always left for me. Would it be that hard to throw away the junk and load the dishwasher on their way out?

And the view is beautiful! It looks like we could be neighbors, seriously!
I'll have to share a sunset soon, we always have a great sunset from our family room. It's my favorite part of living in the country!

Jenilee said...

wow! that view is just gorgeous!!! so glad your kids are doing well in school! and her cut-out is super cute!

Leanne said...

I don't know what to comment about first - the kids or the view? Well, let's start with the kids - they are absolutely beautiful! So gorgeous! Now, the view - THAT is your view out of your window? Oh, Dear! I think I must come for a long visit. Don't mind me ... I'll just be the strange lady who won't move from your window. The kids can hang their backpacks on me when they get home! So lovely, Julie! So so lovely!

jamie.louise said...

There is not much cuter things in this world then adorable, happy children in glasses. Multiply that by 3, and you have pure magic! Blessings for your school year!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

What a spectacular view!

I hope the public school transition turns out to be a little easier in the coming days. That must be a tough adjustment. Keep me posted!

McCrakensx4 said...

Great pictures and thoughts for an exciting time in their lives. Their thoughts were great and i hope that they all have a fantastic school year!

Brianne said...

What a view! Wow I am SUPER jealous! The cutout likeness of your little one was awesome! ^_^ Glad your kiddos had great firsts, hopefully 4th grade will grown on your boy. :) LOVE the pics!

Seizing My Day said...

Hi Julie! I missed you! between you being gone a bit and me being laid up a bit... anyway!! Your kids are SO stinkin cute!! Glad two out of three like school... I hope C-boy does better tomorrow! what grade is he?! I love your kitchen island... swoon!! and your porch!! ;) dirt and all (that we could not see at all!!)

Manda said...

Oh goodness... what precious little baby beans.
You have gorgeous children!!!
I love the many first that you experienced with them... they will never happen again. Cherish them in your mother memory.
:)

Amy Sullivan said...

Julie,

So I just picked up Radical...loving it! Thanks for encouraging me to pick up a good book.

Heather said...

Cute pictures of your kiddos!! S-girl's doll came out GREAT!! Someone is an artist!
The view out your window is GORGEOUS!! Show us more of that in different lighting situations- beautiful!

Sonora said...

What an exciting day of firsts!!! I am impressed with the paper likeness of your daughter. That is some talent there. I also have to say that I like the glasses your son picked. They have attitude.
It does take a lot of organization to get everyone out of the house without it looking like a tornado blew through. If I figure out how to do it, I will let you know! I'm a little jealous of that few. It is gorgeous! I could picture myself sitting there sipping a cup of hot chocolate and looking at that for hours.

Arizona Mamma said...

You are just hilarious. I love his glasses. I love that your counter looks that way (it still hasn't got a thing on mine). I love that your paper doll looks like something someone would pay for. I love that there is dust on your porch, and you actually think you should do something about it. I LOVE the view.

Kelli said...

That paper doll looks just like her and what a wonderful project. You guys did a great job. I'm glad that school is starting well for the most part. I'm sure that it will get easier. Our living room this morning was just crazy!!! The view from your living room is amazing.

Natalie said...

Ah, the kids and their firsts...awesome! Especially the paper doll ;)

But the view out your window - INCREDIBLE!

Tanya said...

Awww! Jaron's first day of kindergarten was yesterday! I LOVE C-boy's glasses...super stylish! Hope all is well!

The Wishful Lamb said...

these are adorable!!!

Sarah Halstead said...

Wonderful view. I love your school pictures. Great photos. I am now following your blog. :D

Jb said...

"I'm not happy about this"...snort, chuckle...that's too cute!

staceysmotheringmoments said...

What a gorgeous family you have! But if you figure out how to do mornings so your kitchen doesn't look like that afterward, do share your secret. I should have attained perfection by now, but my kitchen still looks like that pretty much every morning! LOL

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