“My girls look adorable.”
They took the first day of school outfit to a whole new level this year.
Eden is always very particular about her clothes, she definitely has her very own style. Grandma Kathy bought Eden some adorable shoes that made Eden feel like a super star. So her outfit revolved around those shoes. This is what she came up with…
Perfectly Eden, stylish but with a sense of humor.
Maya completely shocked me this year. My “yoga pants and t-shirt girl” turned into a budding fashionista. When she went shopping with Grandma K she found a pink knit hat that she just couldn’t live without. So that became the center of her outfit. We found this darling dress with matching socks. I still can’t believe Maya picked this out.
“ I hope they feel comfortable quickly in their new surroundings.”
I think Eden will be fine. She got the teacher she has been praying to get for since she was four…Mrs. Spear. Mrs. Spear was Maya’s first and second grade teacher.
Eden was so lucky to have two of her besties get into her class too. (Maci and Savannah) That is a big deal considering there are six second grades! There are lots of other familiar faces so I am pretty sure she will have no problem feeling comfortable.
Maya is the one I’m worried about. She was lucky enough to have the same first and second grade teacher and then she got to have her third grade teacher in fourth grade too! That means she hasn’t had to do the normal adjusting that other kids have to do.
(Holland, Maya, Breanna and Elsa)
In a lot of ways that was good for her because of her shyness but now she has a lot of adjusting to do. She has a new teacher…a man, and only two class mates from fourth grade. Thank heavens one of them is Holland, one of her besties. Again with six fifth grades that is a true miracle.
“I hope Maya can handle the math that will be thrown at her.”
My sweet/shy girl struggles with math. She is on the lower end of average which means she doesn’t qualify for help but is expected to keep up with everyone else. I can’t even begin to describe what that means for her…or me. Every night we spend at least an hour on just math. Maya’s fourth grade teacher gave us a math binder that she put together for Maya to work on all summer.
There were close to two hundred pages of review from last year. Every chapter had a review section that her teacher copied for us. Maya made a goal to finish it. Well yesterday she spent most of the day finishing the last nine pages. I was so proud of her I cried. There were many tears and unfortunate yelling to accomplish that feat. In the end she was so proud of herself and took it to back to school night to show Mrs. H, who was also so proud of her. Maya told me that now she knew that she would be ready for fifth grade math. Oh I hope and pray with all my heart that she is. I did all I could do to prepare her and I hope that it was enough.
“What am I going to do without my helpers?!”
This little guys is Cuh Ray Zee!!!!!
(Camo learned how to climb out of his crib a couple of weeks ago. We woke up at 3am to his little footsteps running around the house. He was looking for “Maya-Edee”.)
It’s back to just me and Mr. C all day long. As soon as we left the girls in their classrooms he was a monster. He wouldn’t get off the play structure, which I would normally make M or E go climb in and get him out. He kept running to the grassy hill so he could roll down it…again I would have one of my runners after him. When we got home he started dumping out games from the game cupboard and putting the dice in his mouth. No big sisters to play with him, poor guy, he’s stuck with me. So instead of writing the six blogs I am behind on, I am only writing one. And instead of cleaning every nook and cranny of my house like I was hoping to do today, I am going to do what little laundry I have left from yesterday and actually play with my little man.
“Thank heavens for father’s blessings.”
Last night before the girls went to bed, Aric gave them each a father’s blessing. I actually got one too. It is something special that we do every year before school starts. I love to hear what Heavenly Father has to say to each of us. I feel His love for me and my family. I know that He is aware of Maya and Eden, he knows them so well. It gives me great comfort to hear His counsel to them. I also had some things weighing on my mind that only Heavenly Father knew about and through Aric, He was able to communicate with me and give me some guidance that I needed. I am so grateful that Aric lives his life in a such a way that allows him to be worthy of holding the priesthood and giving us blessings. Maya asked me yesterday if I ever got a father’s blessing before school started. It was something I always wanted but I never got. I don’t think I could love Aric anymore than when I see him give one of our children a blessing.
So those are some of my thoughts on this back to school day. Maybe tomorrow I will tackle all those blog posts…maybe.