New School Year

Today was the start of the new 2010- 2011 school year here in Ames.  The boys were not really to go back,but I think they were getting a little bored with summer.  How can that be?   First, the heat and humidity after the floods have made it almost impossible to play outside.  Second, the smell.  everything is wet and rotting.  Ames smells a little unpleasant at the moment.  Third, they are sick of each other.  Each knows how to push their brothers' and sister's buttons.  I must say, it's driving me a little nuts. 

Both the boys started new schools this year.  Ben graduated to the big new middle school. He did not seem worried about all the new things.  He told me, "it's just school"   His bus picks him up at 7:25, which was a little early for everyone.  We should get used to that.  He arrives home earlier, which is nice to have the extra homework time before dinner and sports. 

Grade 6
Exiting the bus

Ethan transferred to Fellows Elementary.   Due to our house move last year, he needed to switch to our neighborhood school.  He rode his bike this morning with our neighbor Ryan and did not look back. 
Grade 3
Off to school

I hope and pray it's a great year for both of them. 

Nadia starts her new preschool next week. 


  • Betty Anne | August 25, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Great pictures, love how you had them show what grade they are going into and their mode of transportation to school. I bet Nadia is glad to have Mommy to herself for a bit before she heads off to school.

  • Debby | August 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Great pics! You also must be glad they are of to school again! But it must be hard to let Nadia go to school next week! I hated every second!

    We actually visited your inlaws today! Love the calender you scrapped them...............