Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Back to School

It's that time...back to school. This year Grayson moved up to the Senior School and with that came a new uniform. Doesn't he look handsome? Love the coat and tie (a real tie).  We dropped the ball and forgot to teach him how to tie it before that morning.  I hear early in the morning, "Dad, I need help..."

So here they are Grayson (year 6), Hope (year 4) and Michaela (year 2)

Just two days after the start of school, Michaela had knights and princesses day as that is the theme of this semester. A "real" knight came in to talk to them. I was shocked she picked a princess dress. Her best bud, Zoe, came as a dragon because like Michaela, doesn't like dresses. I'm shocked Michaela didn't think of that. It also showed me why they are such great friends.

This semester they get to go to Windsor Castle and Arundel Castle. Great field trips!

Of course she came home from school and said, "I am the queen."  Perhaps that is why she chose to be a princess, so that one day she could be in charge.


  1. I can't recall how I found your blog (Maybe a linkup?) but have spent a few days binge reading in bursts from your beginning entry - What an amazing experience for your children !!! I can't imagine ever getting to travel let alone living overseas, so thanks for blogging so some of us can do it vicariously through you - appreciate all the candor, too.

    I love how the church and running people seem to meet up and share common interests, no matter their country of origin or circumstances at the time - thankful you have your church friends over there.

    Looking forward to seeing more Smith adventures! Very glad you are capturing the amazing landscapes and famous sites on film...

  2. Glad you found it. I decided to capture our experiences so that I could remind myself and children of all the great (and not so great) experiences. We are looking forward to many more adventures