Wednesday, August 10, 2011

and it begins...


It's back to school time.
The kids are here and happy and ready to learn.
I love second grade!

I love this time of year.

The picture above is a student portrait of me.
I never noticed how bowlegged I am. ha
At least she didn't color my hair gray, right?

I just love this time of year!

24 comments:

Lara said...

Happy New School Year! We still have about 3 weeks, so we're trying to make most of the summer we have left.

I love the portrait of you. It's wonderful.

Charissa Steyn said...

Ahhh I miss this time of year in the states!!! The smell of classrooms, school supplies, and new clothes;) I love your photo!!

Ally said...

Love the "portrait." Very sweet. Happy New School Year.

rachel awes said...

she ROCKS
& i love her.
xo

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

So glad you are happy to be back! Wish I'd had you as a teacher!
Enjoy your class.
xoxo~ Kirsten

Jennifer Richardson said...

wishing you a fresh bouquet of bright magic markers and the sweetest of apples for the teacher!
soak in all of the mellow yellow-bus
goodness:)
-Jennifer

christinelaennec said...

I always feel that the real New Year is now, when schools go back (although I love the official one on 1st Jan as well). That's a great portrait of you - wonderful eyelashes! Straight from the heart. Enjoy your teaching.

S. Etole said...

Blessings for a colorful, creative year!

TheEccentricLady said...

My oldest just graduated this past Monday from college and my other daughter leaves for college in 2 weeks. I really am looking forward to not doing the back to school thing anymore. I walked by the supplies in Kmart the other day and just laughed!

Patti said...

What a sweet post! All the best to you for this school year!!! Hope all is well with you~~~

One Woman's Thoughts said...

I always loved the beginning of the school year. It has felt to me more like the start of a "new year" than any other time of year. But my kids are grown and I too see the school supplies and ads and think of how crazy and busy a time it all was. And then I smile, for it really was some of the best of times.

Sandy said...

You wear some pointy shoes Relyn! ;) Second grade is such a wonderful age. They are old enough to appreciate things but still young that they have the child-like wonder (and aren't terribly bratty from what I remember!) Good luck with this year. :)

Chris Graham said...

I LOVE it. For some reason I did not know you taught school. I taught 4 year olds for 30 years.
Their drawings of me were precious. But I learned a long time ago to look at them through their eyes(LOL)!
Have a fantastic year with your angel children!

Amy said...

I love the big, welcoming smile ... and what lovely eyelashes you have! :)

With that, Happy School Year to you!

Marilyn said...

A very delightful portrait! Oh, second grade there is still a bit of the innocence of a child. You are so fortunate to have children this age and to be there to guide them along their way. Have a totally wonderful year, it does sound like it is off to a good start.

suzanna said...

hope you have a great year! we just started a week ago, and, yes this time of year is fun. So fresh and new!
xo

alexa said...

Brilliant! I'm taking it that that's a real, happy smile and not a forced thought-gritted-teeth one! We're not back for a fortnight yet, but the shops of full of littlies buying pencil cases...

Jeanie said...

Oh, my gosh -- I have been out of blogworld for a long time! First, congratulations on the first day of school, since you are excited! (I'm not sure it would be congratulatory to me!)

Second, your trip sounds wonderful and oh! Those "canyon" photos -- I agree. A tad of an understatement, isn't it!

Tracy said...

Oh, so sweet! I LOVE your big smile and lush eyelashes! ;o) Happy Back-to-School time... Hope you and your new class have a wonderful year together! ((HUGS))

Mrs. E said...

I love this time of year, too! I'm wishing you a wonderful school year, Relyn! (I think your students are very fortunate little things!)

susanna said...

Oh how awesome! Are you going to frame your portrait, Relyn? I think you should! Our young nieces drew portraits of my husband and I which had us laughing because they are pretty darn accurate! They are hanging in our dining room.

PS: I can't believe that you started school already! Well, I can because our niece and nephews started school in Kentucky on the same day as you. August 10th!

elizabeth said...

Wishing you a most wonderful school year! I love how your smile is so prominent in the photo. :)

spread your wings said...

a portrait to cherish. kids art is the best!!
happy back to school for you!

Jaime said...

Awww what a delightful grade to be teaching.
I love how kids draw people without necks. so cute!!

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