Awwwww…..their growing up!!!!! They look ready to go. Are you enjoying the quiet?
You girls look ROCKIN READY!! What beautiful girls.
You won’t know what to do with yourself, will you Jules? No fear, you will survive. Hee he he!
My nerves were shot after I dropped everyone off. It’s such a big change for me. I was so worried I had forgotten something! James took Lydia to school. She had to be there at 7:30. She was nervous but VERY excited about middle school. Anjelia rode the bus. She was sooooo excited to ride the bus! I dropped off Elaina at her school and then Jessica. James took me for a bite to eat and I am starting to feel better! We did meet the teacher night last night. I don’t think I liked that. It didn’t give me enough time to adjust or make sure I had everything taken care of. The principal said they probably won’t do that again. The staff was exhausted and had a big morning ahead of them.
Anyway, I am recovering. All is well. . .
Aunt Marlis, the girls will appreciate “Rockin Ready”! I can tell you have a grandson their age! You are relevant!
WoW, the girls look great! Our Baby Grandaughters are growing up so fast. We have truly enjoyed watching your busy summer with all the swimming activies for the girls. And now that fall is just around the corner with ALL the girls in school you will now be able to adjust to a different part of your life.
The girls even look older than I saw them last week. WoW!!
Oh yes, look at their perty golden summer hair!
Wow!! where did those little girls go that you had. They look so cute in their school outfits. I esp. like Lydia’s leotards. So Artsie. They look like they are all excited to be going.
Mom D, We had an awesome summer. I’m glad you were able to come watch the girls swim. I love swim team. I am working hard to try to get the clorine out of their hair. It’s BAD!
Punkie, they were very excited. Lydia was nervous but she had a great day. She has a hall locker and a gym locker. She has to dress out for gym each day and she changes classes too. Big changes.
They were all soooo excited from their first day of school that I had a difficult time getting everyone to calm down and go to sleep. I wish this enthusiasm would last all year!
They have all grown up! I love Lydia’s peace sign shirt, Of course I wear a peace ring.
Nice Post Jules
I love the Matriarc cousin remark, You and Deb just wait, I will get you two back.
Thanks, Kan. I put a great deal of effort into this post. I’m glad you appreciated it. hehe!!!!
They did really grow up a lot this summer. I like getting them back to school outfits. I wasn’t going to do it this year, but I just had to. We all have a good time picking out an outfit. They each have their individual styles, especially the older girls. I did have a big talk with them while shopping. I told them clothes and style are a fun way of expressing ourselves, but it doesn’t give us self worth. We have self worth because God created us uniquely and loves us. Jesus gave his life for all of us. We should not judge other kids by the way they look, etc. We should judge them on the basis that God loves them just the same as he loves us. I want them to look at each kid as someone that God sent Jesus to bring salvation to. If anyone has any ideas on how to creatively get this point across to kiddos, let me know. We are thinking about adopting/sponsoring a child through Hope International. The girls liked that idea. Any suggestions?
Kandis, when does Ian start school?
Ian starts school Monday!
He was so nervous last year knowing he was going to middle school, I MADE him go to SUMMER SCHOOL at the school that would be his middle school. He told me last night he was glad he went to the school where he would have to learn the layout and he got to know some of the teachers that would be there.
He does not have to have a locker which freaked him out, most of the 6th graders are in the trailers this year, All the trailers are called “JAGUAR VILLAGE” Soooo he has his own vertical box to store stuff inside the trailer and they have their own closet to keep clothes and bags….He is excited.
I bought A LOT of locker organization stuff, but he will have a locker next year so I can use it then.
I WONDER WHY ALL THE SCHOOLS DO NOT START ON THE SAME DATES?
I bet he likes the name Jaguar Village. That’s fun!
Anjelia cracked us up last night at dinner. Lydia laughed so hard she almost fell off her chair. Anjelia was soooooooo excited that she gets to have chocolate milk everyday at lunch. That was the highlight of her first day in kindergarten! I love this age.
Our schools here start this Thurs. Tomorrow. I saw the teachers were all there on Monday when I took my walk.
Jules, I can’t tell which is Anjelia and Elaina. They look so much alike to me. Can you sort it out for me. Is Anjelia the one closest to us in the pic?
I think they have a really smart Mom & Dad, teaching them about the umimportance of the clothes you wear, and how important it is to realize that we are all Gods children in need of Jesus. That we are all equal and unique to God and he loves us all. If I run across any really cool examples I’ll be sure to send them your way.
Ian has been all giggles for the last few hours. He is excited to go to school. His teacher is handicapped so he told me “mom” I am going to help Ms. B out, she looks like she needs help. I said Ian that will be nice…..
Lol lol lol lol
He is excited this year. I hope it lasts……
Jules, they are growing up on us.
WOW, your girls look so much older! I used to LOVE wearing leggings and big shirts.
Julie, I think the talk that you had with the girls was great. But honestly, “more is caught than taught.” The way you and James are living your lives speaks volumes to the girls about what is truly important. They catch what you live everyday. And the joy shining out of their faces tells me that you’re getting it right!
Thanks, Deb. Thats encouraging. I am the quieter one of the family. James is the talker. So, I worry I dont’ say enough to the girls. Now I guess that’s a good reminder to watch my attiitude!
I hated that middle school age and I hated the judgmental attitudes we all struggled with. I guess I am worried my girls could be tempted to fall into that snotty category during those more difficult middle school years.
Aunt Marilyn, Anjelia is closer to the camera. She has a loose front tooth that is dangling by a thread. She can’t brush it so it is a very yellow tooth. Everyday I hope it falls out. She will not let us near her to pull it.
Kan, Ian doesn’t change classes this year? I know alot of 6 grades are still in the elementary.
Up her it is called “middle school”. All the kids think they are “older” since they will be in middle school. The whole locker thing excited me when I was young, I had my own place to put stuff and no one could open my desk and take something that was mine.
Ian will get that chance next year to appreciate a locker.
lol lol lol
All the schools up here in this crazy town put 6th and 7th grades in their own middle school, preparing them for junior high!
When I went to school I switched two times not 4, how crazy.
We have K -2nd in the primary building. 3rd – 5th are in the elementary building. 6th, 7th, 8th are in the middle school. Then they move up to high school.
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I'm Julie. I have a husband, three teen daughters, a tween daughter and a collection of cardigans in every color.