This is technically Austin's first year of High School. The junior high has grades 7th, 8th, 9th. Kind of sad that your freshman year is spent in junior high, but I think it is probably for the best. There is a big gap between freshman and seniors!
So, here is Austin on the first day of his sophomore year at Lone Peak High School.
Jessica is a freshman and still at Timberline.
Lauren is starting her last year of elementary school! 6th grade.
And Ashlyn gets to start Kindergarten finally! I think she thought she was never going to start school! After moving here a week after she started kindergarten in California, getting registered in Utah and then getting a call the night before saying her birthday missed the Utah cut off for kindergarten, she had been looking forward to school starting. We had the back to school date on our calendar, but when we got a letter from her teacher in the mail, we noticed the kindergarten first day date was not the same as the rest of the school. Kindergarten started a week later. On Sunday, she was so excited that the next day was her first day of school. I felt so bad when we double checked the calendar and had to tell her that she had to wait one more day. Kindergarten started a week later and not until Tuesday! As I was putting her to bed on Monday night, she asked, "Mom, are you sure I really start school tomorrow?" Poor girl!
Paige wanted to be just like Ashlyn and wear her backpack too. She was sad to see Ashlyn leave without her.
For the rest of the week, Paige made sure she was always ready with her backpack when it was time to take Ashlyn to school.