Today was the first day of school. The kids were very nervous last night, fearing that they would be unable to sleep. We had Gramy and Papa over for dinner for a last summer BBQ. Jason made his ribs, BBQ chicken, scallops that Papa brought and I cooked up some Greek pasta salad, Old Bay shrimp, Caesar salad and baked potatoes. It was a feast. For dessert we had an ice cream sundae party in honor of the last night of summer vacation. Kaitlyn invited her friend, Cameron and Zac invited Brendan. They had a great time and after they gorged on the ice cream they played some hide and go seek and watched TV. The friends were off, Kaitlyn took a bubble bath and Zac had a tummy ache and terrible allergies!
And today they were up and running and believe it or not, the morning ran quite smoothly. Kaitlyn must get up at 6:30 and heads out the door at 7:10 am. Jason drives her (the High School and Middle School share a bus so Jason drives her each morning and I pick her up in the afternoon-not ready for her to be on the bus with high school kids!). Zac woke up at 7:40 and we headed out for his bus at 8:10 am (his bus is just 3rd thru 5th grade so it's pretty tame!). They only had a half day so it was a nice way to dip their toes into the new school year. They seem to both be happy with their teachers. Things will be much more challenging this year as Zac tested into accelerated Math and Kaitlyn was recommended for accelerated English. I'm praying that 2011-2012 school year is a good one!