Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten

Today we started homeschooling!  Although I was homeschooled, and Ben was homeschooled, and we always planned to homeschool, this was not something I was looking forward to today!  Actually…I was scared, and unorganized, and confused, but we made it!

I had stashed a back pack away a while ago, so I pulled it out and filled it with Elaine’s school supplies.  It was waiting when she woke up.  She had been asking to paint her nails, so we did that before breakfast too.  

Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten    Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten

Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten
Love that looK!

Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten

Daddy came home with bagels for breakfast.  Brooklyn bagels.  ‘Nuff said – that made the day start off well!  Daddy also brought Elaine a rose, and Mommy got a bouquet of flowers (maybe because I was crying in overwhelmed-ness last night!).  That totally made Elaine’s day!

Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten

Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten

We waited for the twins to go down for morning nap before starting school.  We survived Nolan’s interruptions, questions, and drawing on Elaine’s work pages.  He is obviously not ready for Kindergarten!

Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten  Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten
Nolan wanted in on the action, but he was in the middle of playing fire fighter!

Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten  Elaine's First Day of Kindergarten

I guess we did okay since Elaine was able to relate everything to Ben at supper!  Not too shabby since this conversation occurred yesterday.

Mommy: writes “First Day of Kindergarten” on white board
Daddy: “Do you know what kindergardten is Elaine?”
Elaine: “A bunch of really hard stuff!”

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