Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School.

Today is the first day back to school.  Cora is in 8th Grade.  I can't believe how grown up she is.  Leah is in 5th and Blake in 2nd.  We stuffed their backpacks full, had a great breakfast, read scriptures, gathered laundry, took pictures, and where off.
I went through old back to school photos and this is the first time that it has not been sunny and warm.  Outside it is rainy and cold right now, but it is not snow:)  We went to school, met the new teachers, paid school fees, and said good-bye.
Wow!  Doesn't Blake look excited  We are taking a different approach to our scripture reading this year.  In the past we have rushed through trying to get that chapter read before school.  This year we are reading for 15 mins.  If we get 5 verses great if 45 grand.  This way we can stop and discuss what we are reading and let the kids ask questions.  We have been doing this for the past week and I feel it is going much better.  (I am sure you more experienced parents are thinking Duh I could have told you that)  My kids are understanding more and they are each taking a turn to read.  It may take us years to get through the scriptures but who cares they will know what they read.  It is not a competition right!. 
First day has gone well so far.  My house is very quite.


  1. Oh my goodness - grade 8, how can you stand it? They are all growing up so fast. Great 1st day pictures!!

  2. This comment has nothing to do with the first day of school...! You got new arm chairs! I really like them!