On Monday, our five year old started Kindergarten at High Plains Elementary. Any parent knows this is a monumental occasion in a child’s life – there is only one first, first day of school. Only twelve years to go! 🙂 Tobey was nervous leading up to the first day, but did great when the moment arrived. He found a friend in line that he knew from the summer and he was very happy. A quick wave goodbye and he was off and inside after the bell rang at 8:00. Carrie picked him up early at 3:30 and his description of the first day was “awesome”. He has kindergarten enrichment in the morning, then his official kindergarten class with Ms. Kimura goes from 11:30 – 2:30. After that he has “Growing to Greatness” the same program that he enjoyed this past summer. We try to pick him up no later than 4:30 each day – that’s already a long day for him!
As for other school aged child (more like near-adult!) in the family, Ashley started her junior year up at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Kind of the other end of the spectrum, when it comes to school, isn’t it? 🙂 We enjoyed seeing her new pad near the “Hill” this past weekend. I look forward to the third chapter in our annual “Father-Daughter” school rivalry when my CSU Rams play her CU Buffaloes this coming Sunday afternoon. I’ll be wearing a yellow CU shirt that she provided since my team lost last year. Ugh!