Monday, September 8, 2008


Maryn and Max were in too big of a hurry to have their pictures taken on the first day of school. I will try to pin them down one of these mornings. Maryn is in grade 12 and Max in grade 10. They both go to Harry Ainlay. It is hard to believe that this is Maryn's last year. They both have pretty full schedules and will have to work really hard. Max was lucky enough to have Jordan Garside in almost all of his classes and Maryn got her timetable just the way she wanted it with a 7/8 spare. I think they were both being "looked after" by Mr. Olsen, because that just doesn't happen. It's going to be a great year!
Sam didn't start playschool the first week. I thought he would be bored an unhappy at home alone with me, but he was just the opposite. I think he really enjoys the extra attention. We made soft pretzels together on the first day of school. They were really good but too time consuming. Sam likes to be where ever I am and is so good to entertain himself when needed. He really likes to "go" and this is what he said to me the other day " let's go grossry shopping mom, but grosseries aren't gross"!! Too cute. 
Dallin is in grade one! He was pretty nervous about his first day. I tried not to let him see how anxious I was too. I will really miss having him around during the day. Of all the kids I think Dallin would really love home schooling.  Every Monday morning He starts the count down until the weekend. He has the BEST teacher this year. Mme. Henry, she taught Shaina in grade one too. She is kind of the "full meal deal" she's funny, kind, organized and very enthusiastic. We couldn't ask for more! I know it will be a great year for Dallin.

Shaina is in grade 4 this year at Richard Secord. She has Mr. Girard for her teacher, he is very french (I can hardly understand his english!) Shaina comes home everday with funny stories to tell me. The thing she likes most about school is that her teacher lets the kids in her class bring Webkins to school.

Julie  didn't have the best start to her school year. On the first day I get a phone call at about 10:00 " Hi Mom, can you come and get me?"  " Sure Julie, what's the matter?"  " I just threw up in the bathroom" " I'll be right there!" At least she made it to the bathroom!
It was just a 24 hour flew and she was right back at it the next day. Julie is in grade 8 this year. She goes to Vernon Barford Junior High.


the MuLLinS said...

Great post Karen!! I loved getting a little update on all of them! I miss you guys so much, and I can't believe how big your kids are growing! I had to come check in on your blog because last night I dreamed that we were all at a waterpark for a farewell party for Russ! It was SO much fun and made me very nostalgic :)

Anyways, congratulations on having the cutest kids on the planet and hope you guys are having a great day! LOVE. Krista

jaQ-ee said...

good update! I don't think grossries are that gross either. Good call Sam!! Everyone looks good :)

It was nice seeing you all yesterday. Thanks for letting me stop by!

Caylee Secretan said...

Great pictures! I need some of those soft pretzels, call me next time that's goin down! I have 2 mornings alone!!!

LindsayB said...

i can't believe dallin is in grade 1!!! he is still a cute funny little sunbeam to me!

Gramma Bean said...

Karen...When did your kids grow up so much! Shaina especially...perhaps because that is where I end and you carry on with the younger ones! Thanks for having a blog so I can keep up with your family! How s Russ?