August 18, 2012

New School - Big Guy!

Trent had a great start to the school year this week, apparently enjoying every second of his new school where he has started in pre-1st! (For those who aren't familiar with pre-1st, it's a year in between kindy and first grade which is a chance for kids like Trent with summer birthdays to catch up in age with everyone else!)

As you can see, we're now wearing uniforms to school and we're learning all the other ins and outs of a new school. But Trent is great - he adjusts so easily and having to learn the ropes and make new friends does not phase him a bit. He's excited about having "real desks" - you know, the kind with space underneath to store your books - and, well, I think he's excited about everything actually! 

Chase just finished his second week and he's doing great too - just like summer vacation never happened, he's right back in the swing of things.

To encourage good habits with the start of the school year, we had Trent write down his goals for the year - those things he wanted to do on a daily basis to be the best he could be. Unfortunately he wanted me to join in the exercise to show him some examples, so I got roped into doing my own goal list too! Here's what we came up with - you can tell Trent stole some of mine but that's ok.

Hopefully this will be a good example for Trent and teach him not just how to make goals and try to achieve them on a regular basis, but help him create good habits in his days. And to tell the truth, we all need that - even mom!

So here's to a great school year and lots of thanks to God for both getting the boys off on the right foot and giving them amazing classes and schools to be a part of!


  1. I love the idea of making goals for the new school year! I'll have to keep this in mind for when my little guy is in school! I also just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for the sweet words on my blog. It really means so much that you took the time to read my story and comment <3 Have a great weekend!!


  2. Awwww...I love his goals. Looks like a great little guy you have there.

    Here's to wishing him a great school year.