Sunday, September 7, 2008

Back to School

Ahh, guilty pleasures. For some it may be chocolate. For me this year, it was having the kids head back to school. We had lots of fun as a family this summer including trips to out family reunion in Oregon and to Calgary. We had fun swimming and just hanging out. But, for the first time this year, the summer seemed a week or two too long.

As you can see from the picture, Megan now has a pair of glasses. She'd been complaining the end of last year that she couldn't see things sometimes. I tested her around the house and found that she couldn't read letters as well as I could so we decided to take her in for an eye checkup. We had a good time and she did the full eye evaluation and Dr. Sorenson, in our ward, thought that she might like the extra help of glasses for a while. For the eye minded around, her prescription was for +075 on the right and +50 on the left which, apparently, is not very much. Since she's starting 2nd grade and working to improve her reading we agreed and she got to pick herself a pair of frames out at Costco.

Abby is joining Meg in 2nd grade - although in different classes again this year. Blake is starting 4th grade. Amazingly, he's back in the same class as his friend Bryan. They've done 1st -4th together now. Josh was very excited to be headed back to St. Mark's for his 3 day a week preschool. He's feeling rather grown up and told Pam the first day back that he was going to skip the project and play until it was time for gathering.

Blake and Josh are playing soccer this year as well, Josh for the first time. We don't have a picture of Blake yet but I think Josh is looking good here.


Laura said...

Megan's looking very studious in her new glasses.

Aimee said...

Can't believe it's time for school again! Hope Meg's glasses help her with reading. You'll have to let us know how soccer goes. I guess I am now officially a soccer mom since both Michael and Jared had their first games this weekend.

Heidi said...

Cute kids! I can't believe how big the girls look! And to think that you're starting your 4th school year there... yikes! Time is flying!

Kellyn said...

I think my favorite thing about little kids soccer uniforms is that you can't see any leg, it goes straight from shoe to shin guard to sock to shorts