Thursday, October 14, 2010

FIRST "OFFICIAL" SCHOOL PICTURES & UPDATE!

As most of you know, my kids are now going to a private school, and one of the things I was so excited about was SCHOOL PICTURES! Being homeschooled, we never had them done (besides I have so many random pictures of them anyway). I just love how they came out, and I know for most people, it's not a huge deal because they get them done every year..lol.

In case you're wondering, my kids have adjusted well to going to school. I thought that getting up early was going to be the biggest adjustment, but I was wrong. Just learning to follow the teachers instructions was a challenge at first (for example, having to raise your hand to ask a question, versus just randomly asking when they needed to). But, after the first week, they really caught on! My older kids need to catch up on pre Algebra, but the school is so good as far as working with them, and also not pressuring them to feel like they have to be where everyone else is at. My kids like their teachers, and it's a blessing to hear praise reports from them. Isaiah has led worship for chapel on one Friday, and just today, the principal asked if he would be able to play guitar for their church on Sunday because their guitarist is out of town. God is so good!!

My kids have always been "social," so I knew that that wasn't going to be an issue as far as them making friends. Plus, they already have a few friends from church that go to the school as well! Overall, God has really blessed us, and I can see now why he has us at this particular place. I'm also finding opportunities to pray with some of the kids when I'm on yard duty, and with someone in particular. But, I will have to share this on another day!!

I sooooo miss visiting your blogs, but I promise to find time and just do it!!!


Here are my "babies!"

Danny 8, Eli 10, Miranda 13, Isaiah 14, Veronica 7
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19 comments:

Jen said...

It's good the school is working with them. Sounds like they are adjusting well.

Erin said...

Glad to hear the transition has been such a positive one for all of you. How are you doing being back at work after all these years? Love the official school pictures...

Denise said...

So glad the kids are adjusting so well. The pictures are really nice.

Mo said...

thats so great the transition is going well! They seem like the kinda kids that would go with the flow and adapt...And they're cute too, so there ya go. You should be proud :)

NENSA MOON said...

hi Alicia,
It's really good that your kids were doing well on their transition...
you're such a blessed mom to have lovely kids who smart and also good looking.
Love to see their cute pictures.

Thanks for sharing.
wish you the best!
nensa

Stacy said...

Great pictures, ALicia! I am so glad they are adjusting well! I haven't blogged in a few weeks..ugh! Just can't find the time!

Susie said...

They turned out great!

Buckeroomama said...

These all came out really well!! So glad to hear that they're all adjusting well to school. =)

Chris said...

glad to hear that everything is working out for them.. they look so grown up in this pictures!

by the way, hope you can email me why you decided to stop homeschooling them?

haven't been here lately...

see you around!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I'm so glad school is going good. The school pics look great!

You have been missed my friend! But life does come first...unfortunately ;)

Helene said...

It's so nice to see that they're adjusting so well!!! Love the school pictures!!!!! None of them had the forced, dorky smiles that my kids have in their school pics!

blueviolet said...

It's really been a year of change for you, and I'm so glad that it's been wonderful!

Puanani503 said...

their school pictures are great! we know you're a busy woman and we'll always be here:):) Happy Thursday, Alicia!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful school photos of your beautiful keikis :o) Wow! they are so big...Isaiah and Miranda look so grown up! Isnt it something to look at them and remember when they were still babies? It sounds like they are all doing wonderful in school and what great opportunities for them and for you.

Blessings & Aloha!

Amanda said...

THey are PRECIOUS!! Love them all. :)

He & Me + 3 said...

They turned out great. I hope my kids look that cute. Been missing you. Hope all is well.

Brittany said...

What gorgeous kids you have!

It is so good to thear that things are going well and that the transition has been almost flawless!

Hope it continues! :)

YOu are such an awesome mother and woman! I LOOOOVEE IT!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your children are so beautiful. I love their school pictures. I love that you pray with children on the playground. You are a blessing wherever you go.

Melissa said...

Ooops! See, all I had to do was read back and answer my own question about the home-schooling. :)

So, I'm curious to know: what have you been doing with your free time, now that your 5 kids are in school??

The kids' school pictures turned out great! :)