Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School!

It is official! All of our children have begun school this morning. We walked them into their classrooms and they were ready to begin their day - our little man began Kindergarten with a wave and the blow of a kiss. The girls all marched into their rooms, sat down and began listening to the teachers speak completely in Spanish! We are so grateful to have the children in a bilingual school so that we can maintain the Spanish language in our lives!

I thought I would feel a sense of freedom, a bit of elation or at least enjoy the silence... but, after dropping our children off at school and my husband off at the airport it seems that the feelings I thought I would have are not here at all. I miss the children and although the house is quiet - my thoughts are turned to them and what they are doing and if they are enjoying their classes. I can't wait to pick them up!


txmommy said...

Happy First day!!
I love E hair, so cute and short!!

Aubrey said...

back to school is bitterwett. I can't believe all of them are now in school! That would leave me reeling a bit. I am sure you will find things to keep yourself very busy!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe neither you or M cried on his first day!!! That is so great that you enrolled them in a bilingual school! Hope they have a fabulous year!


Anonymous said...

They are all so adorable. How wonderful that they can go to a bilingual school! Don't let them loose their Spanish. Poor Robert understands everything in Italian, but has such diffuculty speaking it! And Brian, forget any of it...not happening!
And you will start to find things to occupy your time...Have a great week, and tell J hello when he returns..

Gio, Judy and the Boys

Marisa said...

A time and a season for everything, huh?? I can only imagine the fun projects that you are going to come up with during your "free time". Your kids are growing up so fast!

meredith said...

Good luck! I have 1 more year to go until all of mine are in school- and I'm so not looking forward to it. I LOVe having my girls home.

Robin said...

We always miss them when they are gone to school.. Sounds good in theroy ... we will get so m uch done, but we think about how there are...its wonderful that they are goig to a bilingual school they will appreciate it as they will be able to help others and understand more people around them..

GramGrampsGazette said...

Aw yes, I recall standing in the cul-de-sac with you waiting for your first bus ride! Oh my, years ago---but mothering never ceases! You will find things to fill that time slot, but always, they are in your thougths and heart! No matter how old they are!