Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It Happened!

The First Day of School, that is.. My oldest went off to the Intermediate School, Caroline entered 3rd grade, and CORT STARTED KINDERGARTEN. Woodway Elementary rolled out the red carpet and stood outside cheering and claping as all of the kindergarten students were escorted in with their parents.

All in all it was a good day. Cort had fun, but asked to go home at lunch. He only wanted to stay for half day. Unfortunately for Cort, half day is not an option in Midway.

Caroline said her teacher is super nice and is excited about the friends in her class. So, she's happy.

Kate is a little indifferent about the Intermediate School. It's a huge change and takes some adjusting. She has fantastic teachers and lots of friends, so once she gets the hang of things, she'll be fine.

We have decided to put Caroline and Cort on the bus in the mornings. It just makes sense with 2 different campuses to drive to now. The bus came this morning at 7:45. We are the very last pick up. My kids will have to ride the bus for a total of 5 minutes. It just makes sense. Cort was THRILLED to be getting on the big yellow school bus. We made Caroline commit to stay focused and walk Cort to class. She was not as thrilled to be riding the bus.

Yesterday when I dropped Cort off, I held it together surprisingly well. Today, when I saw him get on the bus, I just cried and cried. I'm so thankful for Clayton. He's still home and keeping me company.

But, we decided as a family that we need another baby. It's just not the same without a baby, so we've decided to adopt. It's a big decision for us, as our plates are full, but what a blessing to have one more. Please meet:

T Bone Yoda Castle
13 weeks old


Kylie said...

oh my goodness- love the puppy! Is he one of the Musgrave's? Too cute. We'll wander into the yard and check him out next time we're at mom and dad's! :)
Glad your kids had a good first day of school! They look very cute :)

Rose C said...

What a cute pup! Thats so fun that Woodway Elem actually rolled out the red carpet! how fun!

Tressa said...

I just love those "First Day Of School" pictures. I cant believe the Castle and Helton boys are in K now! I remember once, those two decided to go on an adventure without their parents! They will be best buds forever!
Great teachers at a great school. Hope its a great year for the Castles.
CUTE puppy! It looks like it fits right in!

SuperMom said...

Awwwwwww, Yoda! we remember you, buddy.

You were sweet and gentle. Can't wait for a brother reunion!

(guess that makes us cousins or something like that!)

Five Musgraves at Ten Oaks said...

I love all the back to school pics! What an exciting new chapter you're beginning to be adding another one in school!!!
And if the Beeler's are cousins, then I suppose that makes me a grandparent or something!! YIKES!!! I'm surely not ready for that, but so thankful to the Lord to find such great homes for our puppies :)

Mommyof2 said...

oh my gosh!!! my heart was beating fast. you had me.