Monday, September 15, 2008

First Day of School

Well, everyone is off and running. School started in Spain at DGF, UVa and VMI in Virginia. I have no pictures of M for her first day as a 4th year at UVa, but I'll remedy that when I return for Parents' Weekend in October. A loves Mr. Jayo, her homeroom teacher in her 6th grade class. It's her last year in Elementary School and she is class sharing like in Virginia. She's also loving Swim Team. Our first meet was a huge success. She won two of her heats.
It's been a big adjustment for N, 36 in the sophomore class. He says 'that was the number in his history class last year'. Band is a little disappointing, so he is trying to find another class out in Rota or Cadiz to supplement. He is in a neigborhood band that may have some gigs this year. We're trying to get him to play with the singers at church, they need the beat. He is also on the Swim Team: Rota Tiburones. He placed 2nd, in his age group, at the last meet! The 6 am practices are a struggle for him to enjoy/attend. We travel to Lakenheath England Sept 25-28 to compete, oh and sightsee too! London here we come! There is a Rock 'n Roll bus tour, perhaps some Beatles stops. C is loving VMI (go figure), his picture is from New Market (another Mom took, thanks). The cadets/rats travel to re-inact the charge at New Market during the Civil War where VMI was involved as a college. The Rats also read the VMI Pledge as a class. MLM met him there for the day and said it was awesome. He likes his classes and is a Modern Languages major. M is in her 4th year at UVa, finishing up her Art History Major and working toward her Major & Masters in Education. Two 4th year students, M a "senior 4th year" and C a "Rat 4th class". B and M are enjoying the neighbors, food, beaches, work and the back patio view.

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