Thursday, September 1, 2011

1st day of school (2011/12) take 2

all my school kids - Akayla, Corina, Tanner, Adri, Anna, Mars

School is officially in session now and I have to admit......I'm mourning my children being gone.

I love having them home, and if it was the right thing for them I would totally still homeschool them.

But it's not.

So, last night we had traditional father's back-to-school blessings.
Many tears were shed by my oldest 2 daughters.
They are so sensitive and feel the spirit deeply.
I'll admit, tears were shed by their mom & dad also.

Akayla – age 16 junior
how tall: 5’2"
Favorite Food: anything, but I especially love Italian
Favorite Movie: love all kinds of movies
Favorite Song: Good Life (One Republic) & anything by David Archuleta
Favorite School Subject(s): seminary & choir

Classes taking this year: history, english, broadcast technology, seminary, concert choir, nutrition & foods, child development (sounds like a much more fun year than last year!)

Corina – age 15 sophomore
how tall: 5’ 8“
Favorite Food: pasta
Favorite Movie(s): Lord of the Rings & Mask of Zorro, Harry Potter, all Jane Austen movies, etc.
Favorite Song(s): Love you like a love song, My Dilemma & Shake it Up
Favorite School Subject: Choir & Seminary

I decided to ask Corina what her favorite book is since she read at least 60 books this summer (not exaggerating)

Favorite book: Jane Eyre

Classes taking this year: Algebra 2 Honors, AP World History, Concert Choir, AP Biology, Honors English, & Seminary (sounds like a really hard year to me, but she's extremely determined to keep her 4.0 and graduate with honors)

Tanner – age 13 8th grade
how tall: 5’0”
Favorite Food: pizza, spaghetti, pesto pasta, & tomato soup
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings & Tron Legacy
Favorite Song: Viva la Vida
Favorite School Subject: lunch

Classes taking this year: Earth Science, English, Honors Algebra, Literature, Geography, PE, Health, & Jazz Band

Adriana – 6th grade
how tall: 4’8
Favorite Food: spaghetti pie
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter
Favorite Song(s): Only Hope (from A Walk to Remember) & My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
Favorite School Subject: don’t have one

Classes taking this year: English, Spelling, Honors Math, Social Studies, Choir, PE, Health, Reading & Science

good things:

Adriana putting Lea in the bath before she left for school because she knows it's really hard for me

My kids surprising me with a clean house when I got home last night

Finally getting to sleep last night & determining not to eat chili again until I'm not pregnant any more - heart burn is torture!


Erin said...

Love the back to school pictures. Way cute kids! Landon is in 7th grade at right in between your two kids. That would be funny if they got to know each other. Looks like your kids are ready for a great school year!

Cox Family said...

Love the back to school pics with mini bios! Great idea. They are all so grown up!