Monday, September 16, 2013

First Day

I guess you could say the kids' first day of school didn't quite go as planned.....

Let me back track a little first.

Reese's school always has an annual back to school bbq the Sunday before school is scheduled to start.  This year, school was scheduled to start Wednesday, August 14th....early, I know :(  Well, Monday night, Cru got sick.  He didn't begin throwing up until 8:00am Tuesday morning, but I assure you, the sickness began in the middle of the night....yuck!  He did not stop throwing up until 4:00pm.  No exaggeration!  Around mid-morning that day, I had heard from another parent that Cru wasn't the only child sick.  And by the afternoon, I heard of several more families that were sick, not just kids.

What in the world???

I ran to Walmart that evening (still Tuesday), and I ran into a child of a teacher from the kids' school, and she told me her mom had just gotten sick, and she was the third teacher (the school only has like 8 teachers). 

Ok, now it was all getting a little weird.

I notified Cru's teacher that evening that he wouldn't be there on the first day, and she said he wasn't the only one.  All I kept thinking was food poisoning - the damn hot dogs.  But it just wasn't adding up because he was the only one in our family that was sick, and we all had eaten the hot dogs.  And I was hearing that kids who didn't eat the hot dogs were getting sick.

My phone rang at 6:00am Wednesday, and it was the school canceling the first day.  Come to find out there were about 80 kids, parents, and teachers that were sick.

Final diagnosis after testing water and stools and answering a survey was Norovirus - a stomach bug.

So, lets try this again.  First day was now scheduled for Thursday.  Kids picked out their clothes, bathed, and were tucked into bed early.

And then Cru gets sick again.

He seems to be one that has a super sensitive tummy, so if he pushes it before he's 100%, he usually takes two steps back.  Awesome.

So thankful the girls didn't get it!

And finally, Reese's first day....

Our sweet Reesee is a first grader!  How in the world did that happen?!

We love her so incredibly much!  She's already given us so much to be proud of.

And the good thing about blogging about this a month after it happened is that I can report that Reese is LOVING first grade!  Loves her teacher, loves her friends, does not fuss one bit getting up each morning, never puts up a fight doing her homework each afternoon after school, loves being there all day, and LOVES school lunch (most days!)!!!  

Makes us happy!

Toms also make me happy :)

And then Friday it was the little man's turn....

He's in pre-k this year....same school, same teacher, three days a week.  14 kids in his class, 11 are boys....boys just like him :)

If anyone can handle it, Ms. Becky can!

He is loving it as well!  His only complaint has been Ms. Becky doesn't let him make things anymore :)  Meaning less crafts, more learning.  I feel like sitting and concentrating and learning are going to be a struggle for Cru, so I think this year will be a good transition before Kindergarten.  And soon, his class will start attending mass....lets start praying now!  I think this mama may have to make a few appearances to witness 11 ornery boys looking angelic with folded hands sitting through mass!

So far, I think it's safe to say our year is off to a great start!  I can only pray it stays that way!

Evee's zoned!

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