Wednesday, September 2, 2009

School days, school days...

School days, school days,
Dear old golden rule days.
'Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic,
Taught to the tune of a hick'ry stick.
You were my queen in calico,
I was your bashful barefoot beau,
And you wrote on my slate,
'I love you, Joe,'
When we were a couple of kids.

For as far back as I can remember, my dad always sang this song to me when he would wake me up for school in the mornings. Yes, he woke me up every single school day until I graduated from high school! I never owned an alarm clock until I went off to college. I taught this silly song to Conn when we got married. Now, we have passed on this tradition, and we sing it to the girls every morning when we wake them up. They squeal under the covers and get the biggest kick out of it! I love it!

This is me in 1st grade! HA!

School days...are in full swing around this house! Today, Maggie, was finally able to start at her school! She loved it and had a wonderful day! She is sad that Lily is not with her this year, but she got over very quickly when she realized that she no longer has to take naps (at school!) and gets to play on the big kid playground! Fun times, I tell ya!

Big sister, Lily, is about to finish up her 2nd week of kindergarten. She loves it so much, and was so sad last week when we told her that she doesn't get to go on the weekends. Funny! She has met so many new friends and absolutely adores her teachers and her class! We are so blessed!

Here she is with her sweet friend, Gavin. They are in the same class! Lily and Gavin, have known each other since they were born and his family lives a couple of houses down from us.


7 comments:

Julie Marler said...

Love Miss Maggie Mae-Mae! She looks adorable on her 1st day of pre-school! Of course, Lily and Gavin look pretty cute too!
Mammy

Exum Family said...

Your children are absolutely precious! I am so glad that they love school. Great job on the photos...as always:)!!

Lacey said...

Awww..sweet Maggie Mae. She looks adorable! Hope she has a great year!
And I too am so happy Gav and Lily Belle have the same class. He just loves her.
These babies are growing up fast!!

Janet said...

Maggie Mae looks beautiful. I love that little shy smile in the pictures. She is going to do great this year! I'm so glad Lily Belle loves kindergarten - I knew she would be wonderful. Sweet Cash just makes me smile too! I love every one of the McWhorters!

Amy said...

Wow, only one at home....the freedom! Maggie looks adorable.

teraturnbull said...

ASHLEY,
I STUMBLED ACROSS YOUR BLOG FROM ANOTHER BLOG:) YOUR LITTLE GUY IS SOOO BIG AND TOO PRECIOUS!!

I LOVE THE LITTLE GUMBALL JAR YOU MADE? WAS THAT FOR A TEACHER? WHERE DID YOU GET THE JAR? WILL U EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW?
teraturnbull@comcast.net

TERA

Goska said...

This song for every morning...it is a very sweet tradition:)