Friday, August 3, 2012

My Sweet Kindergartener!

Flannery modeling her humongous Lala Loopsy  book bag.  
Flannery loved her first few days of kindergarten, hooray!  Her teacher seems to be really sweet and nurturing, and there are two little girls from her PreK class who are also in her kindergarten class, so I think that has made the transition go more smoothly!

Here are a few pics from the first day--our sweet daughter's first day of elementary school!  It was a foggy day, as you can see, but isn't the school so cute?  They have a great garden, a koi pond, two playgrounds, and there are lots of specials like Spanish and art and music happening all the time, even for kindergarteners--so I think Flannery is going to enjoy all they have to offer.  What a nice start to the school year!

Flanna and me in front of her school -- in the fog!

Flanna with her new kindergarten teacher!

For me, on the other hand, I am feeling like I'm just recovering from a marathon!  My colleagues and I trained about a gazillion birth to 5 teachers this summer, doing summer language and literacy institutes up until yesterday.  We are now all truly exhausted!

Now, I'm excited to hopefully slow down into a normal routine as schools start back.  For the past two days, I've tried not to bring work home at night--which is hard for me because there is always something left to do!  But it's been so nice!  Flanna and I went to the library, played some board games, watched some cute bible story and nature movies, and snuggled for a good long while before she went to bed.  I'm aiming for that to be the norm this school year.  Fingers crossed I can keep a good balance of it all!

What are your tricks for balancing work and real life?  I'd love to hear!


  1. TJ, this is so sweet! My son starts kindergarten on Monday, and I can't wait to see how it goes. :)

    1. I bet he loved it! So, how did it go? :)