Monday, August 30, 2010

1 1/2 down

Karaia and Beckham started school Monday, August 23.

Karaia, 2nd grade.

Beckham, 1/2 day kindergarten. Which is really only barely considered school, what with the barely dropping them off only to have to turn around and pick them up again. hence only having a half a kid in school.

That didn't stop him from being SUPER excited. So excited, in fact, that he practiced his piano that morning with his backpack on.

The tragic part is the kindergarteners only went for one hour that first day an now have to wait clear until Monday before officaly starting school. They had the rest of this week off for testing.

Karaia has been looking forward to that day as well. She was wearing her special outfit that she helped pick out right down to the shoes (such a girl).

At one point during the morning I called her to come up stairs because we were running out of time to get her hair done. Lo and behold, this cute girl of mine came right up stairs.......

......with her hair already done!

She's been practicing all summer putting her own hair into pony tails and just recently pig tails. But she had never tried this particular hair style.

It's a little lumpier that I would have preferred for her first day back, but since she did it all on her own I think it looks perfect!

I made a head band for myself (cute right?!!?) a few days before that she BEGGED me to wear because it matched so well. It really made the outfit.

It was so fun to see her meet up with her friends. She is really getting so old. Even the way Karaia and her friends were standing was more grown-up than last year. I just know I am going to blink and pretty soon I'll over hear conversations about boys rather than jump rope. Sigh.

Beckham has already done his testing and he says the only thing his teacher asked him to work on was writing his 8s. He knew all his letter sounds, which is a relief because he never vocally went through the phase of sounding out words so I am happy to know he can break it down if he needs to. How to write upper and lower case letters. He did well with reading comprehension. And how to do math.

When I asked him if he was tested on math he said, " Yes. Add and Subtract. I just used my fingers. She didn't say that was cheating or anything."

Heaven help his teacher. If she can keep him occupied the rest of the school year we will call it a Tender Mercy for sure.

He class has a lot of kids, especially girls, from our ward. 

 (look at Beckham's face! You can totally read his thoughts, "Oh yeah. These cute girls are ALL my friends.")

He will have his work cut out for him keeping up with these cuties.

All in all school is going wonderfully...for Karaia. I will let you know how Beckham fares when he actually gets to go every day.

 (Beckham and Karaia waiting for the first day of  school to begin)

I love that they get to got to school together. I'm hoping they keep getting to be better and better friends.

On a side note: How can two darling kids from one family look SO different?


Colle said...

Karaia's hair is cute. I am impressed. Yeah if Karaia turns our anything like you I am sure she will be talking about boys all to soon. So seriously the going for an hour the first day for Kindergarten is such a waste.

Danica said...

Super cute kids! I love both their outfits. How fun to be going back to school.

Lawson Family said...

That outfit looks like she's headed off to college! Cute hair thing, btw! And Beckham looks as happy as can be!

Brianna said...

How exciting... two kids in school (well almost)! I am trying not to wish away my kids' childhood, but somedays I just can't help it...

Anonymous said...

Cute kids! First day of school fun. That was the adventure at our house today. I'm impressed with Karaia's hair! She is talented. I hope Beckham had a fun day at kindergarten.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing those cute faces and first day of school memories - -love it!

Chrissy said...

A big gold star for Karaia for doing her own hair at such a young age! And an even bigger gold star to Mama for letting the lumpiness go and letting her know how good she did. :) I also love the picture of Beckham with all his "friends". You guys are so in for it. He is a doll and he knows it too! :)

Megs said...

When did your kids get so old?! They aren't even my kids and I think it's gone by way too fast!

I'm with you and keeping my fingers crossed for Beckhams teacher. She's in for some classic moments and may not even realize it!