Thursday, August 21, 2008

1st Day of School...Already?!

Well, today was another first at our house. Logan started Middle School. He is in the 6th grade and attending Spring Creek Middle School. He was pretty nervous going to a new school, having a locker, and trying to figure out where his 7 classes were. I was worried about him all day and hoping that he had a good day and experience. He survived, even came out smiling, and was excited that his best friend Mason was in 5 of his 7 classes. So, I don't know that he met a lot of other kids, but at least some of the newness will have worn off for tomorrow. It has brought back a lot of memories for me as I have helped him get registered and ready for middle school. I can't believe Logan is old enough to go to middle school, which in turn makes me wonder when Jay and I ever got old enough to have a child this old!

Katelyn is starting 3rd grade. Her teacher this year is Mrs. Rawlins. The picture with her teacher was taken last night at back to school night. Katelyn rode the bus to and from school today (see did NOT enjoy least that's what she said). She seemed to like her teacher and I was impressed with the classroom responsibilities and policies that Mrs. Rawlins sent home today. Hopefully it will be a great year for Kate!

Spencer is going to be in Kindergarten this year. His teacher is Mrs. Searle. She is actually cousins to my friend Maria. She seemed really nice and Spencer liked her. Spencer was a little put out when he realized that because of kindergarten assessments, he doesn't get to start school until next Thursday. He is ready to go! I can't believe my little Spencer is going to school. He has been my buddy and I'm going to miss having him here all day. Of course, kindergarten is really only about 2 I guess he'll still be around some.:)

Well, I better get to bed...what with Logan leaving for school at 7:05 am, we are now getting up quite a bit earlier to get him off. Last year he didn't even wake up until 7:45!

Bear Lake

We were invited to go to a cabin (Maria' the middle front holding the dark haired baby) in Bear Lake with some people from the ward. It was mostly moms and kids the days we were there. Jay had just gotten back from another trip and had to catch up on work, so he wasn't able to go with us. It was so fun! Now we know that only an hour away is a great beach and a very do-able day trip. I was glad we all made it home...the kids are getting pretty brave in the water after just completing another session of swimming lessons.

Bees Game

One of the things Logan asked for as a birth-day present was to go to a base-ball game. So we went to a Bees Game in Salt Lake on July 25th. Jay had been out of town all week, so we picked him up at the airport, grabbed some dinner, and then headed to the ball park. I think after taking Spencer to the bathroom 5 times, we pretty much decided that next time Jay and Logan may just want to go by themselves. It was fun though and we even stayed to watch the fireworks after the game.