Thursday, September 18, 2014

Starting School & School Pictures

 Ah ... school is back in session. Before you know it, it's time for the annual school pictures. Callahan STILL isn't showing teeth with his smile, even though he got his braces off. Colton banged up his forehead a couple days before the photo shoot. Isn't that how it goes?

I also took my standard shots on the first day of school ...

Callahan is now in 10th grade! He's been looking forward to high school to join up with many of his basketball buddies that went to the other middle school. Now they are all together, and Callahan is very anxious for basketball tryouts. He will be dressing up on game days in the future. Today the attire was in honor of a fellow student who had died in a car crash. But Callahan IS changing his everyday clothing from his usual basketball shorts and t-shirts into cargo shorts and non-basketball shirts!

Keaton is now in 8th grade. We did a little back to school shopping and got him a couple new t-shirts and socks. He got a pair of white shoes that are now his favorite. He started out with a sling backpack but then switched to an old backpack of Landon's ...

It's the second year at Terra Linda for these two! Cooper is in 5th grade, in Mr. Dennison's class. He does have a number of his buddies in his class which is good, as he's really struggling with his anxiety this year. Colton will be in Mrs. Gardner's 3rd grade class, and unfortunately most of his friends are with other teachers ... but he's such an easy going kid, he'll be fine. Cooper started out playing basketball at recess, but switched to football. Colton has been enjoying playing soccer with his friends.

Since Landon graduated last year, we don't have a school picture for him this year. He and his buddy Tyler set up a little photo shoot for their missionary paperwork ... so I'll include it here too. We'll need to get in a new family photo before Landon leaves us!

As for me? I actually enjoy the return to routine. 
The structure of a schedule that comes with school.

Yea for back to school!

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