Silence has once again descended upon my home and I have high hopes of many hours devoted to writing. The boys all started school yesterday. It seems a bit sad to already be done with our summer break. We accomplished almost all of the things on our summer bucket list (we didn't manage a trip to Chuck E. Cheese's, as Sean requested, but I'm not complaining).
Here they are waiting for the bus at the end of our driveway:
Trevor is in one of his characteristic skateboarding beanies (although he has misplaced his favorite striped one, yet again).
Both Trevor and Sean seem to be thrilled with their new classrooms. Trevor is in a dual classroom where two teachers keep a combined open space and team teach. I'm thrilled with the greater opportunities for community this provides. Sean is equally pleased with his class so far and seems to have a much better attitude towards school (we'll see how long these pleasant feelings remain). Sean's first grade teacher seems to have an intense passion for reading (thus, I like her already).
I began to wonder why we are beginning school a whole week earlier, while still getting out around the same date. It turns out they have included a week-long fall break in October. Oh, my. We'll have to utilize that opportunity somehow. For now, we've all had a great start to our 2013-2014 school year.