Monday, September 12, 2011

First Things

Last week was a week of firsts in our family.

1)  Bethelle's FIRST time riding a bike without training wheels.  She's six years old, so this has been a long time coming, but with all the moving and apartments of the last two years, we slacked on this.  Just in time, I decided that our schoolgirl had better know how to ride.
Twenty minutes.  That's all it took.  Congrats, Bike Rider!
2) Bethelle's FIRST day of FIRST grade.  This also means her FIRST day of school this calendar year (she didn't go in San Fran), and her FIRST day of full-day school, ever.  All of this amounts to a big transition for me, but Bethelle could not have been more pleased or excited.  She has been waiting for this moment for all six years of her life.
She has been there four days so far, and I am still skeptical of her "high-rated" school in this "high-rated" district.  When I asked her what she learned today, she says, "Mom, we don't learn things every day."

"Well, What did your teacher teach?"

"Umm... she doesn't really teach."

3)  Rigby's first day of soccer.  I know he's only three, and that is a bit young for organized sports, but he'll be four very soon, and I have noticed lately that he is getting a bit cozy in Bethelle's shadow.  Time for him to shine!
4)  Bethelle just started soccer, too.  But she played last year, so this may not technically be a FIRST.

1 comment:

Our Ohana said...

Well done, Rushton kids! I love first-day-of-school pics! I also LOVE the gorgeous backdrop for the soccer field! What lucky kids that they get to play in such a beautiful place!