Today was the big day!!! Khara and Kelsey greeted the morning before 7 a.m. (the first time that has happened in months), and very excitedly began the 2008-09 school year. Wednesday evening was open house, the time for them to meet their teacher and take all of their supplies. I snapped a few pictures of them with their teachers then so that I could let them 'fly solo' and hop on the big yellow bus this morning. This was Kelseys first time to ever ride the bus. She left all smiles!! :-)
Open House--The picture I took of Khara and her teacher had Mrs. Hutchisons eyes closed so here she is outside of her room.
Kelsey unloading all of her supplies. It's interesting to me the amount/type of supplies they need. Neither she nor Khara could even fit them all in their backpacks. Baby wipes, Ziploc bags, dry erase markers..... I have memories of a brown paper bag with the Big Chief Tablet, 2 Big Pencils, and 8 fat crayons. We all really enjoy doing the "back to school shopping" for supplies. When we were packing their supplies, Kelsey opened the package of erasers and said, "Khara, smell these...." awwww, memories.
Kelsey and her teacher, Mrs. Mays. Kelsey has the same teacher for 1st grade that Khara had. We love her!!
Ready to go for the first day!!
Khara is happy to have someone to wait for and ride the bus with.
And away they go....