Wednesday, September 9, 2009

They Did It!

The kids made it through the first day of school. Audra said that she was homesick in the morning, but that she made some friends at lunch and forgot about wanting to come home. Will started out the day in the wrong seat. He was in Will S's seat---hey, wait a minute, he IS Will S! My Will said that Will S is one of his new friends and so is another boy--but he can't remember his name. I guess it's harder to remember someone's name if it's not the same as yours! Jacob said that his day was a "2" so hopefully today will be better. It's hard to be in a school with a thousand kids and not know ONE. He was thinking about dropping out of band but then found out that he is the ONLY trombone. I guess no matter how bad he is, he will be first chair. The band also gets to play at Busch Gardens later in the year so that's another reason to stick it out. Please continue to pray that he will connect with friends who will "sharpen" him like iron.

Audra and Will off to school!

An Apple a Day...
On Monday we spent our last day of summer at the apple orchard. For a bunch of Okies is was quite thrilling to be able to eat apples right off a tree. The orchard was in the mountains near Charlottesville and it was beautiful! After our harvesting, we had a picnic over looking the valley and ate fresh apple donuts for dessert.


polly's path said...

Oh, I have been looking for an apple orchard near us with no luck!
I am sure that many new friendships and adventures await every member of your sweet family. We changed schools 2 years ago and experiences some of the same things, and we didn't even move out of state! I am sure this is much harder...BUT-having followed Anna's family for the last few years I know that "pressing on" is your middle name. Like I tell my daughter-"I'm not worried about you!!!!"...I am sure great things are in store for the Salamys.

Darla said...

Glad they made it through the first day!

Pamela said...

Now I am REALLY jealous - you went to C'ville without me!!! and apple picking was one of my favorite things to do. Enjoy! I think it's great that Jacob is the only trombone. Nothing like having no competition! Tell him Busch Gardens is great, so he'd better stick it out.