I would like to announce that my three babies are in high school. Yes all three.
(By the way they really enjoy when I call them babies...especially in front of their friends!)
We are nearly approaching the national debt in registration fees, AP class fees, calculators, clothes, cars, parking passes and yada yada yada, but alas, they have all made it! When I was in school, the teachers would ask me...oh you're the Moffitt girl, having had my brother 5, 6 years and 10 years before me. Such is not the case with the Ruchus...since the brother or sister are usually just up the hall :) I can't tell you what fun it is to have them all in high school at the same time, uh...and how much work it is! I have one driving, one soon to get a license, and one to start driver's ed in December. The driving part is key, because running these kids all over takes a social secretary to be sure! I am utterly amazed at my kids every day. What they know, as well as what they don't know. I still feel every day like parenting is a huge undertaking to ensure they know all they will need to know to be successful in life. I am unsure how some people just muddle through and let the chips fall where they may...*sigh. For me...it is a challenge; one I don't take lightly and one I wouldn't trade for anything!
The joyous one had the honor of being a Link Leader this year. This program is a national high school mentoring program that pairs successful students with incoming Sophomores (in our case since our Freshman have their own campus). Stephanie has a great leadership style...confident, steadfast and humble...I think it will take her far in life :)
Ok, now on the lighter side. I always try to make my kids great breakfasts the first week of school (after that they're scrounging for whatever they can find) but for the first week, we like to start out right. On the first day I made blueberry waffles...so I took this picture for the scrapbook. Now...are you like me? Do you look at the background of the photo before the actual subject content? Cuz I do...and if you're like me...you'll notice the gas relief pills in the background. Just to clarify I do NOT serve these with my special breakfasts!!
Rest assured they'll be cropped right out of there before this one makes it to the scrapbook!