I thought I would share the photos I took of the boys this morning, before they each ran off to school. I've taken this photo every year since Alex started Kindergarten back in the fall of 2000...
This is Alex.... he is 12 and he went off to grade 7 at Jr. High today. We're sending him away from our community school (which goes to grade 9) for a program for Gifted students. He knows two other people in this program going into the first day and while I was very nervous about the change in his life, he was really excited this morning! I think he's starting to look so grown up.... sniff sniff
This is Matthew... off to grade 5. Not sure how he's not a little kid anymore. I remember thinking I was a pretty big kid in grade 5. He wasn't thrilled about having to head back to school this week, but this morning he was happy to be going to see his friends. He's also thrilled that his homeroom teacher is the same teacher as he had last year. A good thing since he really had a great year last year.
And of course, since school is back in session, I was back at my job in the lunchroom today... I work 2 hours a day over 4 days in the lunchroom at Matthew's school. It was noisy and hectic but not so bad... it's great to see the kids you got to know last year, fun to watch the kids who are new to the school try to understand the added freedoms they have.
My legs are killing me from standing for two hours though... not used to that!
Have a great day!