Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Aftter looong delay--Owen's First Day

Guyan had his first day of school on Wednesday, September 3rd, and Owen's first day was the following Tuesday. Oh, the pain and agony of waiting! Owen was very disappointed that he had to wait.

Owen's best buddy, Sophia, is in Kindergarten this year. While he does miss her, it hasn't been the devestation that I was expecting. He's showing that he too can adapt and make the best of a situation. Kodi is a buddy from last year--most of the time, they get along fine, but both of them are willing to, umm, let their voice be heard if they aren't happy with the situation (and whining is heard, and yelling, but thankfully not hitting, usually).

Owen also has Alice in his class. He and Alice play a little together, but she is a girly-girl, and he's the testosterone super-hero boy. The big deal about them being classmates is that Alice's mom, Michelle, is one of my best buddies. In fact, I could probably find a buddy picture of Michelle and I looking kinda like the one of Kodi and Owen, above...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Guyan's First Day of School

So, um, yeah, Guyan started second grade at his brand new school...two weeks ago. When I saw that my friend Candace, mother of five (the youngest being 4 months old), had posted her children's first day pictures, I figured I'd better get on task.

Ferndale School District built a brand new school, Cascadia Elementary, practically in our front yard, just across Church Road. You can see it just over the burgundy colored bush in this picture taken right before Guyan headed off for his first day.

All of the Grouse Circle contingent can now walk to school. Fabulous! All I have to do is give a nice, good shove after the kiss goodbye, and he's halfway there!

Guyan was quite a sport and let me take pictures ad nauseum. Great kid!Cascadia is still figuring out the rules on what to do before school with the kids. The current idea is to have them like up in their class groups...this works fine on brilliant weather days (like we've had for the past two weeks), but not sure what the plan will be when we get regular Ferndale weather.

And in another couple weeks I'll post the photos of Owen's first day, which was last honestly, I'll try to get to those soon!