Monday, August 25, 2008

The return of the front porch pose.


Our First Days of School

2001: Ryan's first day of kindergarten


2002: Ryan's first day of first grade


2003: Ryan in second, Katie in kindergarten
(taken at Sears the day before the first day of school)


2004: Katie in first, Ryan in third


2005: Katie in second, Ryan in fourth


2006: Ryan in fifth, Katie in third


2007: Ryan in sixth, Katie in fourth


2008: Katie in fifth, Ryan in seventh


We honored our traditions of the front door picture this morning and our dinner out tonight.

This year's destination: Spring Creek BBQ, where we stuffed ourselves and rehashed our first day of school. Katie and Ryan are off to good starts in their classes, and I'm excited about my new students.

At dinner, both kids mentioned that they needed more binders. Since my campus was on our way home, we popped into my classroom to pick up some of my extras. While we were there, Ryan left a note for my students:
"Y'all better be nice to my mom."

Katie had to add her own message, too.

Then Katie had a seat in "her desk." Whenever she visits my room, she always ends up sitting here. What gets me is seeing how well she fits in this big desk! (And with that posture, she looks like she's ready for high school!)

2 comments:

Jenna said...

Those pictures make me sad! Can't you stop them from growing so fast?! You have such fantastic kids. I know they will have a great year.

cara said...

oh my. I can't believe how big they are!! I feel like they were babies yesterday. man. I guess that means I'm a grown up now...