Starting back to school was always fun for me as a child. I was so ready to show off my new clothes, see my friends, use my new pointy crayons, and write in those fresh unwritten in notebooks. I was a good student as a child, a studious, rule follower. I have fond memories of my childhood school years. I guess that is part of the reason I chose to go into education, and I kind of still get those same feelings each year in August. It's a new year, a new group of kids to love, and another fresh start. This August was no different. I was excited about another new beginning. This year, as a Mom, I was starting the year with a 5th grader, a first grader, and a preschooler. 5th grade seems so old! First graders are no longer babies. And I only have one year left with a preschooler. My boys are growing too fast! It's like someone turned the clock on "full speed ahead". Although I lament about how old they are getting, it was still exciting starting the new year. Tucker was especially thrilled when he found out his homeroom class after seeing that most of his guy friends would be in class with him. Sawyer was happy when he found out that he would have Mrs. Posey, Tucker's former 1st grade teacher. Carter was happy as well, that he would be in preschool with his buddies, Caden and Jaxon. Although, he was a bit sad that Maggie wouldn't be in his class this year. (Maggie is Carter's "girlfriend") Another new school year was started sucessfully and everyone was all smiles.