Summer break is over around here since Tori and Ian started back to school last week at the International School of San Salvador. Ian started “big school” with Tori this year. He is in Kinder (sort of like Pre-K) and Tori is in First Grade. I can’t believe how big they are getting…I know that’s what every mom says at the end of every summer break, but still, I can’t believe it.
As I sent the kids back to school I reflected on the fact that I totally dropped the ball on all the summer plans I talked about here. My good intentions were just that..good intentions. I confess that no, I didn’t work on Ian’s English, or teach the kids the Star-Spangled Banner. I know, I know, I’m ashamed.
But Ian hung out with the English speaking teams this summer…that counts, right? And Tori actually was translating for some of the volunteers by the end of the summer so I must say I am pretty darn proud of her, not to mention her Spanish is insanely better than mine.
So, we’re back to school having accomplished nothing that I planned. But that’s okay, there’s always next summer. And, since Ian is the only native English speaker in his class this year he can learn all the new English words right along with the other kids!
Here’s a few pictures from the first day…
How did they get so big???????
This one was ready to get back to socializing with all her friends.
He’s ready to take on the world.