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?  

Our Family Fun Fall Bucket List

Like I mentioned on Monday, my son's school has changed to a year round school to help with overcrowding.  There are 5 different tracks in the school, which means one track is out on break at all times and this means there's room for more children in the school, without necessarily having more children in each classroom.  It can get confusing, trust me.  Anyhow, since he won't have a 3 month long summer break anymore, we're making mini bucket lists for each track break instead of our big summer bucket list we do every year. 

He's off on his first track break all of November and so far this week, we haven't done a whole lot of stuff.  I made up some schedules in the hopes I won't get so many, "Mom, what can I do now?" throughout the day!  We're also heading to the store today to get some art & craft supplies to help the days go by without too much TV and MineCraft!  Here's our Family Fun Fall Track Break Bucket List! Ok, ok, taking 2 AR tests a week is probably not super fun, but I've gotta keep it balanced!  I'll be sharing the real fun as we mark those things off our list!  I'm super excited about them doing the Piglet Dash at the Dirty Dash later this month! Anyone else have a fall bucket list?  What kind of activities do you do in the fall with your family?  I'd love to hear from you! 

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