Back to School - We Made It!

Back to schoolWe made it! The first day of school is officially under their little belts!

Once he warmed up, Little Dude really fell in love with Kindergarten. His teacher is just awesome and I know this will be a great year for him!

GG also had a great day. She absolutely loves her teacher. As do I. Top that off with her having an awesome soccer coach and I think she will have a great year as well.

Within the next few days, I will do a real post about the first day of school. Right now I am just too exhausted from filling out all that paperwork. I am so tired of writing the same phone numbers over and over and signing my name a bazillion times!

Back to school

For now I am going to play along with Amy from Keeping Up with the Schultz Family. She tagged me in a back to school tag.

The rules:
  • Answer the 5 questions
  • Tag 5 blogging friend to play along

1. What was your favorite back to school item to buy?

As a kid, I would have to say a book bag. I could have cared less about clothes. I'm the kids who refused to wear jeans until middle school!

Now that I have my own kids, I love to shop for them. GG loves clothes, as you can see in the snazzy pic above. I love to feed her addiction! For Little Dude, anything we bought was exciting since this was our first time school shopping for him ever. My favorite thing that he picked out was his Star Wars back pack. I even found a metal lunchbox to match!

2. What was your favorite subject in school?

Hands down, math. The only thing I had an issue with was word problems. I took Statistics in college, which involves a lot of word problems. Let's just say thank goodness there was a HUGE curve. I never would have passed without it!

3. Did you ride the bus or get a ride from Mom/Carpool?

In elementary school and middle school I walked. Every morning, minus those when we were fighting, I met my BFF at the corner and off we would go.

Once we entered high school, it was the bus. Sometimes we would get a ride from a friend of my BFF's sister.

We had a bus driver one year, Tony. He was just awesome. The year after we had him, we convinced him to let us take his bus home instead of the one we were assigned. He wasn't exactly going to our street, but pretty close, so he let us on.

4. Did you have a sack lunch or cafeteria food?

I'm sure I packed at some point or another, but it couldn't have been too often because I don't remember. I never had a problem with the cafeteria food. And I will say that the turkey dinner was the best meal ever!

Starting in middle school, we also had a salad bad and a baked potato bar. Yum!!! We also had Pizza Hut days once a week.

5. What was your favorite memory from school days?

Oh, where to start?!? I could go way back and say playing Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego in the computer lab. But there's also the English class when the husband and I were first dating. Chemistry was also a fun one. I really don't think we learned much about chemistry.

Stage crew was always fun and good for getting me out of class. Or the time I skipped class and a Cabbage Patch kid ended up on a roof. Of course walking home from detention from said skip day was also fun. For whatever reason, we thought cutting through the golf course would be a short cut. Apparently I never learned that the route I think it short rarely is.

I could go on and on. As you can see, I have quite a few fond memories of school. But like I said, I am beat!

The 5 blogging buddies I'm tagging? I'm really tired so I'm taking the easy way out. If you have a kid going back to school this week, like Shell or Kmama (hint, hint), play along. Let me know if you do so I can stop in and read!

ps. Please don't feel obligated to do this. It's just for fun, but I know we are all busy with back to school/end of summer stuff!

Until next time....


Oka said...

They are adorable :D Glad they had a great first day, it can actually help the rest of the year go decent.

My Baby Girl starts this season'd soccer tonight. She is so excited.

I had 3 kids worth of paper work on the first night. I still have another set due Monday, but I'm in no hurry.

After I get the kids off to school, I think I will take this tag.

Kmama said...

We're not back to school yet until the 7th! We still have just under 2 weeks!! This weekend is school shopping weekend though. Yay! I can't wait. ;-)

Liz Mays said...

I always envied the walkers!

I LOVED Oregon Trail so much!

Amy said...

Thanks for playing along. It looks like your children made it great into school. Yes, G.G. has style for sure.. I hope you all have a great school year. You and your husband have know each other for a long time..

Anonymous said...

I always loved getting a new lunch box at the start of every yr....the pic of your kids is priceless, love the hat;)

Steven Anthony
Man Dish~Metro Style
Life in the Fish Bowl

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

Great photos & your kiddos are 'styling' in their cute outfits!

Amy said...

Love the new profile picture.. Have a great weekend.

Claremont First Ward said...

So glad they love school this year. I'm sending all of my kids for the first time next week and I'm slightly freaking out, hugely excited. For all of us. :)