Reception, Year 2 and Secondary School

All children are now in school, full time 🙂
No more half days, private nurseries or different start and end times. Today is a good day!

Our boy looked super smart this morning and I’m so proud of him. He was nervous when he came down to breakfast so a big hug was in order. I still remember the nerves I felt when I started secondary school so I know exactly what he was going through.
Ant took him and his friend in the car but he’ll be going on his bike or the bus from tomorrow. I’m glad he had his friend with him this morning. There’s nothing worse than having to turn up at a new school, on your own, not knowing where to go or what to do.

He looks so grown up 🙂 He’s not impressed with having to wear a tie but I told him he’ll get used to it!


This was his first day at Junior School –
he was happy to be going, honest… we just didn’t capture a smile on camera!…..


And here he is starting Reception class…..


He was sooo cute!

Ella was really excited and ran in the classroom when the door opened. The kids were sitting on the floor but Ella ran off to the cloakroom to put her coat and bag away. I had to fetch her back and tell her to sit on the carpet until Mrs W was ready to show them where their pegs were.
I gave her wave and told her I’d see her later and went off to find KayCee’s classroom. Ella didn’t bat an eyelid, she waved and then forgot I was even there!


KayCee had a little panic because she wasn’t sure where her classroom was but I told her to calm down and if we didn’t find it, we’d go and ask at reception.
We found it, although she was the last one in! She didn’t even say goodbye!


I went to join the queue at reception to pay for the after school dance classes the girl’s are going to and for KayCee’s piano lessons then came home for a lovely coffee and slice of toast before I blitz the house.
It’s probably going to take me most of the day but it’s going to be so nice not being followed round by little people making a mess as soon as it’s tidy!

I love my babies and can’t wait to hear all about their day when they get home tonight 🙂




I hope everyone has a great day and it wasn’t too traumatic for the parents and little ones who were starting school for the first time today xx


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  2. Nichola fabfortymum 11th March 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Aw this is beautifully written and the pictures are gorgeous. You must be very proud and I suspect a little sad too at how fast they grow.

  3. 1teddiemum 11th March 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Awww great moments and lovely photos x

  4. Glitzy Gleam 11th March 2013 at 2:00 pm

    aww great post and lovely photos xx

  5. Karen Marquick 11th March 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I remember my eldest's first day at school, very magical, and I still have that to experience with my two younger children. Your children all look so smart x

  6. Stacey 11th March 2013 at 12:25 pm

    What a magic moment indeed! I've yet to send my eldest off to reception, but I know that when I do, I'll finally have to accept that he is growing up. Hopefully I'll take some pictures like you, to mark the occasion!

  7. Lorraine (Gin & Cornflakes) 11th March 2013 at 10:19 am

    Lovely pictures. A magic moment to share and savour definitely! x

  8. The Loving Parent 11th March 2013 at 10:14 am

    What gorgeous pics! It just goes way too quickly, doesn't it? x

  9. Jaime Oliver 11th March 2013 at 8:00 am

    Aww this is such a magic but sad moment for any parent! I dont know about you but I really dont know where the time has gone!

    Thanks so so much for linking up and sharing this really special moment. 🙂 xx

  10. Kate Pirouette 11th March 2013 at 7:51 am

    Found your blog via the linky, it's lovely

    What gorgeous children you have! First days are always special aren't they? I have a little girl who started in Reception class at the same time. Thankfully she loves it too! It was lovely to read this 🙂

    Just Pirouette and Carry On…

  11. Crystal Jigsaw 5th September 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Really love photographs. They grow up so quickly, these images are incredibly precious.

    CJ xx

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