Today, my Kendra started middle school! A. I can't believe she is in middle school. B. Wasn't she just starting kindergarten five minutes ago? and C. Man, I miss seeing that face in the halls at my own school!!!! Kendra's been with me in my school since first grade, and it was so awesome to see her throughout the day (and all day in her fourth grade year as her teacher!). I put in for a transfer over to the middle school (I'm certified to teach through 8th grade), but it didn't happen. I had a glowing recommendation from a colleague/friend, but I guess it wasn't in the Plan. As I've thought about it, I think maybe God was saying that Kendra needed to fly solo for a while. Maybe the transfer will happen next year--I love where I am, but I'm ready for a change. Or maybe not. I've always felt like I'm where I'm supposed to be, so I'll let Him continue to lead the way!
Anywhooooo...on with the pics. Not as many this year!
|Don't you just hate to think about waking her up? I did!|
|The goods heading to school!|
|It was still dark when we left at 6:45 a.m.! Ugh!|
Picking up Kendra from school was NUTSO! I turned down the road to the school and the pick-up line was a half mile long, I swear! I just sat there, feeling like a dork and not knowing if I was where I needed to be and how on EARTH was Kendra going to find me. Good thing I got her a phone! She called me and I gave her directions on how to start walking toward me. It was hotter than Hades out there, but she found me and we got out of the mess with relative ease. She gave me lots of details about her day and said it was good! She said it was a little boring because it was all "giving the rules" but I think she's really going to love it.
Our other big event was the addition of our new puppy, Lucy! She is half Shih Tzu and half Schnauzer and is absolutely adorable. She is so tiny and cute, very loving and sweet. We LOVE her! She is 12 weeks old now, and has been pretty successful in the house training and gets out the dog door pretty well. We just started puppy training classes and have had good success with her sitting so far! :-)
|This was the first week we had her...she is sitting next to Kendra's American Girl horse.|
|This is her cute face today. :-)|