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First Day of School 2018

August 28, 2018

Our 2018 First Day of School Pictures, or how many photos do we have to take before everyone is smiling at the same time?

IMG_2251We’ve been seeing everyone else’s first day pictures on social media, so we thought we’d take one out on our front porch as well.  But instead of going off to school, we just turned around and went back inside, because it’s homeschool and we can do what we want!

IMG_2256Actually these were taken after A had already gone off to seminary first period and come back home again.  Everyone else had a bit of a slow start.  The littles actually slept in today, which I really can’t complain about as Little S has been awake at 1:30 a.m. and again at 6:00 several nights (or should I say mornings) lately. (I actually woke up with my alarm clock this morning.  It was the weirdest thing.)

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And everybody was happy to be in the picture!  I can’t remember the last time that happened.

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I’ve been working really hard the last couple of weeks putting this year together.  It’s the last year A will be at home.  (Don’t even ask me how I feel about that.) It seems like the most complicated and crazy homeschool year we’ll ever have.  I’ll write up all the details soon.  But for now, here are the pictures.  I try to take pictures in front of the same door every year so we can compare how they’ve grown by the last day of school.

The Senior:

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The Sophomore:

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8th grade:

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3rd grade:

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PreK Princess:

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And the1-year-old busybody extraordinaire (I only get a good shot if he’s contained somehow):

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And one more because Little A requested it, and I just can’t refuse her asking for another photo:

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We got a couple of hours of good work in with a devotional, an artist study (Constable), history (still finishing up the Middle Ages), math outside on the deck (for the littles), math on the computer for C and D (I finally called it quits on teaching algebra), and some reading.  Then we had a quick lunch, went to a party with our book club in Salt Lake, came back home to teach a cello student, and turned around to go to a potluck chili/soup dinner with our homeschool group and finally got home and to bed after 9:00.  It was a long day; hopefully tomorrow we can remember how we do this and set up some new routines.

 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Nana permalink
    August 28, 2018 4:23 am

    Great pics! They’re all growing up so fast. Love to all.

  2. Tamaran permalink
    August 28, 2018 7:54 am

    I can’t believe how big they all are!! Nor can I believe you have a Senior! I’m not sure how I feel about that. I remember your oldest 3 in primary…then I start feeling old.

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