Monday was the first day of school for everyone! This was Grace's first day ever at an away-school and she was so excited! I think Anna was just as excited -- she insisted they wear matching uniforms and fixed Grace's hair to match hers.
I just have to share with you one of those melt-your-heart moments from the morning. When I woke the girls up to get ready for school I sat down on Grace's bed. She pulled the covers down from her face, sat up, gave me a hug, and said, "Thank you, Mom, for doing this." I thought it was a little odd of her to thank me for waking her up, but then she added, "Thank you for homeschooling me all those years so I could be ready for this." Cue the waterworks! Those words of praise rank right up there with the time a very young Ryne riding on my back buried his face in my neck and told me I smelled like a freshly cut watermelon (you might have had to have been there or at least know more of our story to know how much that one meant to me). I am blessed. : )
So this will be the first year that Ryne is the only kid at home, at least for a few days a week. We're on day three so far and I think it's going pretty well. Today I coaxed him outside for a little photo shoot. He recently got a new desk and chair and now he rolls all over the upstairs in his chair, so why not bring it outside too?
I told him to also bring a favorite book, so of course he brought Holman's Bible Atlas. I think he has every page memorized.
Oh, and for those of you wondering what happened to my school room post . . . it's coming. Last week turned out much crazier than I anticipated with two back-to-school orientations (elementary and secondary) and all the other stuff that goes along with back-to-school, that I just haven't had the time to take pictures yet. Plus, there are tools all over the room right now because Marc has been finishing a couple little projects for me. So I apologize, but it's coming. Someday. ; )
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