Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Cassandra entered kindergarten at St Johns Lane Elementary when we lived in Ellicott City Maryland. Ever since that day, I have sang a familiar but taunting melody to the children "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Most people sing this at Christmas but we sing it when it's time to go back to school. The children love it...not! It always gives me such pleasure to watch them scrunch up their faces and groan. What are Moms for, anyway!

Cassandra's first day of First grade at Wilson Elementary.
I remember when the girls loved dressing alike...

One of my favorite "back to school pics" ever! This is during
Dione's red cowboy boot phase. She wore them nearly every day
of kindergarten that year. Miss Palmer even brought red shoe polish
to brighten them up every now and then. Jocie was not old enough
to go to school but insisted on having a backpack and pretending
she was.

Jocie's first day of kindergarten at Mountain View Elementary
in Parker Colorado. This was actually my favorite kindergarten year,
because in Colorado students attend 2 full and 1 half day of school.
We really liked this schedule....more time to play!

This is Chet's first day of 2nd grade at Wilson. This was before
the boy hated getting his hair cut.

And how about the first day of high school... nothing
like a grown-up "My Little Pony" t-shirt to show how
mature she's become.
Which brings us to "back to school" pics 2009 with Chet.
This begins the 7th grade for the boy...sporting his new Line Skis
t-shirt for the occasion.
The face right after I sing the song to him.

And a special occasion this year...Izzy was invited to
attend science class with Chet. We gave her a bath, put
on a lovely pink bandanna and brushed her fur extra nice.
Chet took a science personality test and scored high in
"nature smart". His assignment was to bring along
a prop to help describe his Izzy came to school.
We tried to go visit Principal Monson, but the school secretaries
were grumpy, told us he was busy, and had no sense of
fun at all. Come on ladies...lighten up!
As I think back to a year ago at this time, I am quite certain the thought of singing never even entered my weary head.


  1. Those photos are classics! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Such cute photos! I'm so glad my kids aren't the only ones who will complain about the way I used to dress them. Oh, those were sweet!!
    Principal Monson was very disappointed that Izzie wasn't allowed to come back and see him. He will have a talk with those mean old secretaries. Geeeeeee!

  3. Really loved this post!! Pictures are truely worth a thousand words and thoughts and memories...
    Chet's hair ROCKS!