Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to school

Today is the day. They are back in school. After we dropped everyone off (including Dallin with his crutches and cast), Ben and I went back home to a quiet house. Benson looked at me with his little pouty face.

"Everyone went to school 'cept me." Lip sticking way out and looking out from under his very dark lashes.
"Oh, but you get to be home with me today Ben," I told him.
"What should we do?"
"How about you help me make the beds?"
"How 'bout we play guys mom?"

Oh I think I miss those kids already!

Landon (L) and Dallin (R) (fifth grade) didn't want me to walk them to class this year. Hmmm. What do they think they're doing--growing up or something!

Austin always does really well with new classes. Big third grader this year. He is naturally likeable (we think!) Jenna didn't cry at all and she even said her name to her teacher without my help--a big step for her. I made sure the teacher knows she's a lefty so she can use her special scissors. She has two really good friends in her class so that's fun.

We had our signature banana chocolate chip waffles with buttermilk syrup. yum mm. And I must brag that I came up with this recipe all on my own. I will post it to the right. The syrup is from Lora Gibbons (I would put a link here Lora if you would get a blog!)

I also made very cute treat bags for the teachers (a little bribery never hurt!) I totally copied from my good friend Kari Holt. I can't believe I forgot the pictures but I did. You'll have to take my word for it.

I have to admit it is pretty quiet around here. We have lots of work to do (Ben and I) to get everything in desired order. This may take a while. I have been working on a plan though. In the mean time I'm enjoying the quiet!


rebecca said...

Your kids look so grown-up and cute!

Mike and Kathleen said...

What an exciting and fun day for your kids! Cute pictures. We start next Tuesday, and it can't come fast enough for Lauren and Kate. They can't wait. This is my favorite time of year.

Emily said...

You're right, Kim! Everyone is looking so grown-up! Jenna is DARLING! Poor Ben, I wouldn't be able to play "guys" like those boys either! See you soon!

Kari said...

Oh, the joys of having no one home to entertain the little one!! Glad to know the first day went well :) They all look so grown up! I agree that Lora should get a blog going but I don't even think she CHECKS blogs with her dial-up internet ... she barely checks e-mail! Wish you would have taken pics for teacher goodies - bet they were adorable!