Saturday, August 25, 2007
The new school supplies were carried to school in backpacks on Monday, and the kids have their first week of classes under their belts. This year is one of those turning points for our family. We have no kids at the parochial school where all the kids began their education. It's bittersweet -- hard to leave good friends, but exciting for what lies ahead.
Emily is adjusting to the change and has made some nice friends at her new school. She has decided that having a male teacher for 5th grade is okay, he is actually pretty nice.
Luke is in his first year of high school. After going kindergarten through 8th grade at the same school, he loves being in a BIG new place with lots of new faces (but lots of familiar ones, too, meeting up with friends he knows through community sports and around the neighborhood).
Joe is a senior, counting the days until he finishes his course work in December. He and Luke drive to school together in the morning, and even shared gym shoes one day this week, when Luke forgot his. Way to look out for your little brother, Joe.
I had my much-anticipated "back-to-school" coffee with my friend Kathy (bff since 7th grade) on Friday. We breathed a collective sigh of relief to have our kids back at school, and wondered how we got through the entire summer with only one pool date!
Last night, four of us went to the Rockies game (Go Rockies!) Here is a photo that Luke took with his cell phone. I'm smiling because the Rockies are winning and also because Dan fixed the kitchen faucet yesterday and now I get more than 3 drops of water at a time. It's so great, it's like Niagra Falls when I turn the faucet on. I know, doesn't take much to please me (SOMEtimes), but the car and the kitchen sink -- two major tools of my trade. How am I supposed to function without them?