Dallin is our only one in middle school this year - he is in 8th grade with his twin cousins, Ethan and Jonah. My brother Josh is teaching 6th and 7th grade math at his school, so he'll be driving him to school everyday.
Chloe was SO excited to start kindergarten!
Her braids didn't stay in the whole day, but she sure looked cute! She has Mrs. Goldbach, which is who Levi had last year.
Brennan is a 5th grader this year - oldest in the school! He has his same teacher as last year, Ms. Rodriguez, which he's really excited about.
Levi is in 2nd grade and has Ms. Yarborough. We love her!
This is the last year we'll have 3 kids in elementary school!
Our last kindergartner!
She loves the kindergarten playground.
They had the parents go into the classroom to help the kids transition and avoid tearful goodbyes. Chloe was a little nervous, but she did great!
One week before school started, we volunteered with United Way to help Stuff the Bus. We spent a few hours in the Wal-Mart parking lot, handing out flyers and asking people to purchase school supplies for local kids in need.
People actually bought stuff! Tons! We were impressed. They collected and organized it on the bus.
Some people just donated money, and Brennan and a friend had a blast buying the school supplies.
I have to admit, I wasn't thrilled when Dave told me he signed us up for this. But the kids loved it, and it was a great experience!
The first day of school was also the solar eclipse. It was a really cloudy morning, and I assumed I wouldn't be able to see it; but the clouds parted right at the very end, and I was able to catch a glimpse. It was awesome.