We remember before Sarah was born when we did the math and realized she wouldn't start kindergarten until Michael Max was in 5th grade. They would only be in the same school for two years! So it was a hard decision to move Michael to a different elementary school, which made it so they would never be in the same school together. Michael is an district-wide accelerated program at Marlon Hills Elementary, which is about ten minutes away--no bus. Sarah began kindergarten at our local Uintah Elementary, and we are so grateful to our wonderful neighbor Michelle who is the mother of another kindergartner and offered to drop her off and pick her up! I actually started crying when she offered this help. I haven't known how I would handle all of the running around to three different schools. Anna began ninth grade at South Ogden Jr. High, and she is taking the bus in the morning and getting a ride to Cross Country at Bonneville High School every afternoon from the parents of another ninth grader on the team. Bless them! Poor Anna got no First Day of School pictures because I wasn't even up when she left. She makes herself an enormous skillet of eggs followed by a huge bowl of cottage cheese and homemade applesauce. She's getting good at taking care of herself. It's all I can do to be up at 7 a.m. to help the other three get breakfast and drive Michael to school. Michael is really happy in a class where other kids do their work and care about learning. We're all feeling good about the difficult decision it was to move him. Sarah is cautiously content. We're probably overly enthusiastic when our kids start kindergarten. Then they discover that it's every day, you don't get to talk much, there are a lot of rules, and it takes a while to get to material that's new. Sarah has an excellent teacher, and I think she is going to have a happy year. Plus, she loves her new backpack.