Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day of School 2011

It is that time of year when school supplies are flying off the shelves.  Parents frantically getting their children scheduled into anything and everything.  Myself as a piano teacher, trying to schedule around their schedules.  So here we are entering our 8th year of homeschooling, and I am surprised any of has still has hair, except maybe my hubby. 

We have scaled down some extra-curricular, and started some new things.  Due to our travel to China in a few months, we are trying to get a big part of school done this semester.  We are trying to learn Mandarin.  As a family, we are playing tennis.  Hannah is actually on her first tennis team this fall. She is playing on the Granville jr. high girls club team.  One thing that will definitely be different, the girls have retired their dancing shoes.  This will be a shock to some, but we felt as a family it was time to move on.  We are looking forward to more family time and preparing for our new little girl.

Here is our first day of school picture.  Being a homeschool family, there are no backpacks, no dress code, no bus or carpool lane, and no new clothes.  It is just us with our books, positive attitudes, and come as you are to school.

Where are those little girls that were just starting school?  When we moved to Ohio 6 years ago, that tall one was just entering 1st grade.

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