Thursday, August 3, 2017

End of Summer

How can it be that school starts in 3 days???? 

I feel like summer just started.  My kids aren't even driving me crazy yet. How can it be time to send them back to school?  The past week has been crazy busy getting ready for school.

I took Emily on a shopping spree. I hate when she makes these faces in pictures. But, I did that as a kid. Karma. Anyway, we had fun and got lots of nice things.

The kids went for their dentist appointment and Emily needed to get 2 teeth pulled. She had a cavity on one baby tooth and they didn't want that to ruin her permanent tooth. The other is causing her permanent tooth to totally go crooked. We've been watching it for a few years and it's not coming out. So, out the both came. She was so so nervous.  I'm not even kidding. She asked us about 100 questions.  She even watched youtube videos which probably did nothing to squelch her anxiety.

The numbing was a piece of cake.

She didn't feel one shot, but felt the other slightly.  Then, pop pop and both teeth were out.  Easy peasy. She regrets not doing it the week before at the cleaning because it was so easy.

They even gave her a balloon bouquet for being so brave.  HA!

She had registration at her jr. high. We got her locker all decorated. She was an old pro and found all her classes and we were out of there in 30 minutes.

Then, she stayed to help her friends with finding classes.  Her friends are all a grade below her and they are switching schools to go to Jr. High. Em is super excited to have them all with her.

Then, David and I had a date night to see John Mayer in Phoenix. It was so nice to get away with him for a few hours. We ate at his favorite place, Pino's. YUM!

Here we are at the concert.

The show was great! The things they do with a stage nowadays is fantastic.

Tonight was open house at Noah and Ben's school.  Noah got the same third grade teacher that Emily and Ben had. We like her a lot. And he's in class with his best friend, Collin, so life is good.

Ben got my favorite sixth grade teacher, but his best buddy is not in his class.  They've had the same class together since Kindergarten. I know he was a little bummed.  But, he can still hang with him at recess and what not.  Plus, it's probably a blessing in disguise as his friend is going to a different Jr. High next year. So, maybe this will make Ben find some new friends. Not that he needs a lot of friends, but it's hard when your one and only goes to another school in a year.  So, I think it's good for him.  Look at the's a new thing called flexible seating.

Ben actually has 3 teachers this year and his class switches for math, English and social studies/science.  This is one of the other classrooms.  The seating is so fun and David was headed right for the sofa!  

All in all, I think it will be another great year!


Linda said...

I'm sure you'll have a great year and I enjoyed reading about your update. :) Love Emily's t-shirt, by the way.
She's looking very much like a teenager! ♥

And here, as you can imagine, it's quite the opposite - summer is still in full swing because we no longer have this symbolism of the start of school with that all over for us. The house is now quiet except for when I grumble at Jim (ha - but seriously, trying to get used to just "us two" around together all the time since he works from home all the time now except for meeting days). I feel like it's easing us into retirement years which is just around the corner really. I've been doing a lot of bawling (yes, bawling, not just crying), but in between those spurts, I'm super excited for Sarah's new place which is adorable as a first place goes, and I have to admit that I'm excited over the extra space we're having at home (even though a ton of her stuff is still here due to lack of space where she's at now). I even turned her bedroom into a comfortable guest room which will be nice when we have company (hint hint). ;)

Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

Gina so nice u n David got a date night, cute pic of u 2.. John Mayer how cool!!! Emily, looks adorable in the pic on her bed..Linda ur right, all of a sudden she is really looking like a teenager.. :) yep, schools back in session..glad the kids got teachers they like..ur boys look happy..we all were happy when school started back up..n it's Fun..loops like Emily went thru her dental appt with a breeze n smile face...oh, time to make kids lunches for school, ur good at that n xoxo mama

Anonymous said...

So happy to see all the news from out your way. Loved all pics and really hope all three of your lovely kids have a great next year in school. They look happy and that is what makes me happy.