September 21, 2006

first and last

q. shenaynay

We have a first day of school tradition here at the Beehive of having all the student types color their grade number on a sheet of paper, and then pose for pics in the yard. We did this on September 5th, but it's taken me a couple of weeks to post the pics, due to our as yet uneasy relationship with the new computer.

This is Fa's last time to be in the picture, which had all of us rather choked up that morning during the coloring session... which means we then had to get silly in order to recover.







You can see pictures from our very first day of school, and some other first day pics through the years, here. Observant sorts will notice that Beatrice somehow managed to skip 9th grade... well, umm... we sort of miscalculated last year. Such are the perils of homeschooling -- we just don't pay all that much attention to grade levels and such.

11 comments:

~e said...

Aww...Ain't they so presh, Ma? Look at the little kiddies. They're so CuYute!

gabbie said...

aww....adore!


what an awesome tradition!

beatrice! you skipped 9th grade! lucky you...
:)

Nardo said...

Does Fa-so-la-la have plans for college yet?

Lace said...

That's a very cute tradition. I may have to use (not steal, of course...just borrow maybe?!) that one day! :) Lord willin, of course! ha! And only if you say so...

Clock On a Green Wall said...

i wonder if I'LL be able to skip 9th grade.....

My Boaz's Ruth said...

How is the Cookbook experience going? I finally got The making of a Cook from the Library and have been reading it -- ARGH! I have to give it back. How am I ever going to have time to even read it all? And too big to take on the bus as well!

Are you making butter yourself, like she said? or just doing the actual recipes? there's so much on homemade vinegars, etc. But it sounds like some of them would take more than a schoolyear to do!

Mommy Dearest said...

Those old pictures on the other post are great! I can't believe how much your kids have changed in just one year!

Queen Shenaynay said...

Well, to be perfectly clear about the whole thing, she didn't skip 9th grade. We were just calling it the wrong thing all year long.

It's sorta like the year my mother was shocked on her birthday to be informed that she was turning 47... she thought she had been 47 all year long already. She felt like she'd been given a year back!

And Dawn, the changes in my children on the outside this year are NOTHING compared to the changes on the inside. It's mind-boggling how much all three of them have matured this past year. God is good!

HHomeboy said...

Beatrice got to skip a grade just because she is sooooo....... Charming, brilliant, ect. ect. ect.

or at least smarter than me because I didnt get to.

tootlepip said...

I love this idea. What a great memory maker!

HandmaidenforHim said...

That really is a great idea, I may have to "borrow" that idea someday. I do actually have a picture of myself on my very first day of school and boy, was I tiny! That's cool that Claire got to "skip" ninth grade!