Friday, August 14, 2009

First Day of School 2009-2010 School Year

Katelyn and Taylor started back to school this week. We participated in the open house at Sandstone Elementary the night before, so the kids would get to meet their teachers and find out where their classrooms would be. It always seems to help the night before jitters. At least they know a little about what to expect. Katelyn is entering third grade this year. She will be in Mrs. Snyders class, where she already knows some of the kids. She is thrilled to be able to play on the monkey bars this year, as the first and second graders cannot. Katelyn will be learning cursive and her times tables. She is rather thrilled to be back. Taylor is so excited to be going to first grade. He is in Mrs. Broadhead's class with a couple neighbor boys. He will now be eating lunch at school and thinks he's pretty hot stuff. Taylor is going to be advancing in reading and math this year.

The first day of school was Thursday. Taylor woke me up at 4:30 am to make sure he was dressed alright and find out what else he needed to do to be ready. I told him to finish getting his clothes on and then GO BACK TO BED! He woke up again at 6:45 and asked every five minutes if we needed to leave yet. Katelyn was more leisure about the whole thing but was up and dressed by 7am. She was excited but values her sleep too much to give any up. We all got ready and walked to the school where we proceeded to take a few snapshots and give hugs. Katelyn was in her element the moment we entered the gate and immediately found some friends to play with out on the playground. Taylor on the other hand ran straight to his classroom and shut the door behind him incase I might snap a few shots again. They both came home very bubbly, excited about their experiences. Zack dropped them off after school as it took awhile for the kids to meet up with each other. Oops... I forgot about that little detail! They had a blast though! This looks to be another great school year for the Alvey kids!


Keith and Laura said...

Wow they are growing up so fast! Katelyn looks so tall and grown up. Caleb starts school in another week. I am excited and nervous for him. It is good to know that you have survived kids going off to school.

Shenille said...

I about died laughing about the part where Taylor woke you up at 4:30! That is one very excited kid!

Eric said...

Love these pictures! Can I get the originals emailed of the pics on the left side; the "1st day of school" of Katelyn and Taylor and your family picture at the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. You do a great job of picture taking! Thanks! Mom Alvey