Monday, August 29, 2011

The daily routine begins...

Here we are at the beginning of another school year. Last Monday was the first day of school...filled with the promises, energy and hope for a great new learning experience.
My daughter was the most excited because she gets to join middle school...even though she is only in the 5th grade.
Here in Atyrau, since the class sizes are quite small and there is a limited number of teacher visas, the grades are combined. 5th is combined with 6th...therefore jetting her into middle school a year earlier than in most US schools.
Her eyes were wide with excitement, and she has loved it all...well, at least for the first week!
We have a new head of school who is brining a lot of new energy and excitement that was badly needed from what I saw last year.

The first days of school always remind me how precious time is, and how quickly it passes. This past summer flew by on the Key West breezes. I miss the relaxation of our home, but I framed it for us to remember those lazy days while we are here in Atyrau.

We have already booked the Christmas tickets and have the weeks marked on the calendar, counting backwards until we leave with tomorrow bringing week 15 :)

The weather is gorgeous here right now. The days still have the warmth of the sunshine but the air is crisp. The seasons are so true here. The summer was very hot, now in fall, we are warm and cool at the same time, winter is frigid and spring is a gorgeous explosion of color with the warming air to de-thaw everything it touches...(including me!)
I am hoping fall lasts for a long time...I'm not ready for the cold and snow yet.
Enjoy your week!


mythopolis said...

Hope the kids have a great new year!! Your Key West home looks so idyllic, I hope Irene spared it any hassle!!

FancyHorse said...

I love your descriptions!
I hope the children have a good school year.