Thursday, August 23, 2012

First Day of School & Back to School Shopping

Monday was the boys' First Day of School.  I always take the day off work on the "first day of school" because I don't want the boys being rushed and starting school stressed out.  I want to enjoy their first day with them.  And it's tradition.  And I love a tradition.

 Y'all know from my past posts that school supply shopping is one of my MOST favorite things in the entire world.  This year proved to be equally as fun, as we purchased all new supplies and got ourselves ready for school!  Shopping for clothes was a disaster this year and I'm convinced designers have all girls, because the boy sections are terrible.  TERRIBLE.  We didn't have Patricia there to help us organize our clothes this year (she was busy), but I managed to get it all done. 

This year, the boys are at different schools.  In our little town, the (public) school is broken into K-2, 3-5, 6-8, then 9-12.  Carter is still in the first category, as he's in 2nd grade, and Nolan moved up to the second this year, since he moved into 3rd grade!  Their schools start about 10 minutes apart and I knew I would not have time to get Nolan to school and Carter on time the first day!  I decided to take Nolan to school and Cecil took Carter.  Both boys were familiar with and knew their teachers so the transition was not hard at all.

We are very very happy with their teachers and the boys got to "meet the teacher" last week, before school started.

 We actually had Carter's teacher last year for Nolan.  She was teaching second grade, but moved to first this year so Carter is in her class and Nolan was placed in a class that has a pair of young, team-teachers.  He has Mrs. C for reading and writing and Mrs. R for science and math.
We are looking forward to a great school year for both boys!


  1. I think that is a great tradition to hang on to!

  2. I completely agree with you about boys vs girls sections for clothes. Having one of each, I compeltely understand. I have found that old navy and kohls are my best spots for boys clothes. I can't wait until I can acctually start supply shopping lol.

    1. I agree. Boys clothes are blah blah blah compared to girls. It's a hunt to find anything that looks decent for a boy and we're still in the 12 mo. size!

      Also, how in the world do the school start times work for parents with more than one child?! That makes no sense, I hope the schools are near each other since you only have 10 minutes, and school traffic to deal with...I would be stressed too :)


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