Thursday, September 12, 2013

School Is Starting

School has started at our house!
The night before school starts Daddy gives everyone their father's blessing. After waiting patiently all day long the moment has finally arrive to open up their special gift. Even though they all know it's going to be a new school outfit they are overcome with excitement. 

 Emily, Madelyn, Hunter and Brayden.

 Madelyn loves her neon colored shirt.

Even though Brayden kept hearing the gift was going to be clothes I think Brayden was a bit dis-appointed.

On the 1st day of school waiting for the bus to arrive at 7:04 this year. Love this kid but I don't understand why he must make a funny face in front of the camera. Hunter is starting the 5th grade. When he grows up he wants to own his own business. 

Madelyn is starting the 4th grade. When she grows up she wants to be a sign language interpreter.

Emily is in the 1st grade this year. When she grows up she wants to be a cow-girl.

My beautiful girls are growing up. I love it when we curl this girls hair. Looks so pretty.

 Brayden started preschool 2 weeks later. Since I'm behind on my blogging I'll add him too.  Brayden is 4 and this will be his 2nd year of preschool. He wants to be Spiderman when he grows up. He loves his teacher Miss Wendy. He get's to go to school 4 days a week. Unfortunately we live to far away for the bus to pick him up for school which is only held in the afternoons. So everyday I get the privilege of driving him to school. He does get to take the bus home with older kids. I thought he'd get tired of going to school everyday but so far he still looks forward to going. 

I also started my semester of school. The kids thought it was kind of funny that we all started on the same day. I'm only taking 2 classes this semester which seems to keep me busy enough with everything else going on in our lives. After this semester I will only have 3 classes left to when I earn my Associates. I can't imagine what I'm going to do with all my spare time when I'm not doing classes online anymore. I've been going to school for 6 years now with a 1 1/2 year break when we moved from AZ to UT. I would like to go on and further my education but I'm going to wait until all my kids are in school and I can take some of my classes in the class room. Having taken college courses in a class room and online I think online is much harder. It's harder to get question's answered in a way that I can understand without having to email back and forth many times. I also think I am given a lot more homework and other assignments because I am not in the classroom. I am thankful for online courses because otherwise I wouldn't have the knowledge that I have now. My kids are my priority and that is why I have chosen to do online instead of classroom. When I go back I don't want it to take as long as it's taken me to earn my Associates.