Sunday, September 8, 2013

First Day of School

Both kids are going to an elementary school this year. I work in Hampton where full day pre-k and kindergarten are offered. In Virginia Beach we have to pay for preschool and only have half-day kindergarten so we decided this was the best choice for our family at this time. The kids are going to the school right down the street from where I work so they are nice and close and I know a couple people in the building who can help spy check on them from time to time and give me a little reassurance...I may or may not have sent our SRO to check on them during their first day :)
Orientation was good and they both went right to work checking out their new classes and meeting new friends. I got them all set up for after care and asked some, but certainly not all, of the questions I have. Their school is from 7:30-2:00 and mine is 8:20-3:09 so we needed something for them to do after they get out. The aftercare goes as late as 6:00 which they will never be there for but it gives me a little flexibility for days that I have meetings and such.

On Labor day (the day before school started) Izzy and I went for mani/pedis and hair cuts while the boys went to the baseball game. It was an awesome way to close out the summer before getting back into our routine.

The first day drop-off was a little rough. They did not allow parents to walk the kids in so I didn't get to take any pictures in the classroom or really say goodbye the way I had imagined, but the kids were fine and went right to their lines with the other students. I was so anxious all day to pick them and finally ran over there as soon as I could. The kids had such a great time and they both got excellent reports. We did homework...practicing the pledge...and they are super excited to go back! All-in-all it was a great day and they looked super cute if I do say so myself :)