Thursday, September 01, 2011

1st days of school...

I feel like I suck and I can't think of anything to blog about on my own. lol After 30 days of having someone else tell me the subject, I am at a loss for what to write about...

The kids all started school last week... Even my Livie!! She is in full time kindergarten!! Liv tells me everyday that the next day she isn't going back to school because "it's too long." It's been an adjustment, but I'm sure in the next few weeks she will be fine. :) I feel bad for loving my free time...  This is from the 1st day... I had to black out her school's name on her shirt-- it's a super cute shirt from

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Taj is in 2nd grade. He missed the age cut off by 5 days when he went in to kindergarten, so he's the "old" kid in his class. He will be 8 on Tuesday!! He loves his teacher and is enjoying school so far. He was super excited that his classroom has a pet corn snake, just like our Wormy!!! He also has his friend, Tyler, in his class again. Taj is still taking gymnastics and is starting Cub Scouts next week!

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Isabel is my 7th grade middle schooler... She got her braces off 2 weeks before school started. The deal was, when they put braces on her I let her get contact lenses. You know, to balance things out. (I had braces AND glasses!! The horror!!) Well, when they yanked her braces off I told her she was too pretty and had to wear her glasses again. lol She IS beautiful!! She's playing basketball this year and I am excited for that. :)

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Alec is a FRESHMAN in high school!!! I can't believe I have TWO kids in high school!! I'm old!! Freshmen actually went to school a day earlier than everyone else so they had a chance to roam the school, find their classes, etc... without the upperclassmen there. Alec is loving high school. He is taking ASL and is the teacher's pet because he already knew some signs thanks to me. ;) He likes the law enforcement class (lucky! They didn't have cool stuff like that back in the day...) and he can't wait for basketball season to start!! Did I mention he's 4 inches taller than me now??

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And last but not least, Tristan is a junior. A freakin' JUNIOR!!!!!! I have a 16 year old!! Does that whig anyone else out besides me? Tristan is playing football again this year. He's punter and I think Defensive End. Idk. I just know he looks cute and his cleats rock. lol He is excited to get his driver's license soon. He still gives me hugs in public and he's great at math. :) He's about 6 to 7 inches taller than me. Weird.

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I also started back school THIS week. I took 13 hours in the Spring, 3 in the Summer and now I am taking 13 hours. I was able to squeeze all my classes into Tues and Thursday, so I still have MWF to get things done. I am nervous about this semester. My school days are loooonnnngggg and my workload is heavy. I am especially stressed about my Earth Science course. Blech. Today I nearly gave myself whiplash because I dozed off. I totally thought I was awake and paying attention... Apparently not... I guess I need more than 4 1/2 hours of sleep before a long day of listening to lectures... ;) No one took a pic of me with my cute backpack. :(