Time to go Back to School

After a short summer track break for Diego, he's now officially a 4th grader!  School started back up on Monday and he wasn't too excited about it.  He barely let me take a picture of him.  Once he got to school though and saw some of his friends, he was fine!  I'm super proud of him and I just know he's going to do great this year too!  

This was also Elysse's first day of kindergarten.  Here in Nevada, kinder is only half day and we chose afternoons for her (none of my kids have been early risers!).  All morning s he kept asking if it was time to leave and how many more hours until she went to school.  To say she was excited, is an understatement!  Finally, it was time to go and I don't think she was a bit nervous about it.  I remember Diego was so cautious and a little scared on his first day.  Not Ely!  As soon as she heard the bell ring, she ran to her classroom without even saying goodbye!  I just love her independent spirit, but of course, I walked after her and went into the classroom to say goodbye.  I thought I'd shed a tear sending my baby girl off to school, but nope, no tears.  She was just so excited and ready to be in school, I couldn't feel sad.  Plus, it's only half day kinder, maybe the tears will come next year....  

Did you send your little ones off to school this week?  How was it?  

First Day of School | Third Grade

And....summer is officially over.  I must say we had a great summer this year and we got to mark almost everything off our Summer Bucket List.  I told the kids we could still mark a few more things off since the weather is still so warm here in Vegas.   

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Yesterday was the first day of school for our little man.  I can't believe he is in 3rd grade already.  Time sure does fly.  Elysse won't turn 5 until the end of October, so she still has one more year with me at home.  Well, she'll be starting preschool twice a week soon!  She is thrilled and I'm excited for her because I just know she is so ready!  

This year, due to overcrowding on our side of town, Diego's elementary school is one of 3 that will be going year round here in Vegas.  Diego is excited to be off for random months throughout the year, I'm still not so sure how I feel about it.  I'll have an update mid-year.  For now, I do like that I'll be back to my regular work/stay-at-home mom routine with Elysse and not have to be playing referee most of my day.  Although, I will miss the carefree summer mornings with no rushing or packing lunches.  

How are some of you other mom's feeling about kids going back to school? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments ;)  

I love how their personalities just shine through in this photo!

I love how their personalities just shine through in this photo!