It's a whilwind that first day of school. But I love it. The excitement, the newness, the anticipation of a great year ahead. I can't imagine my life without the "first day of school" every year.
The girls had "first day french toast" with fresh berry butter.
Along with a sweet note from daddy!
About to take some shots of Anna just before she left. And Abigail suddenly got sad.
Seeing me in a photo with them makes it ever harder to believe that shes twelve.
Love that smile!
And that joy!
But of all the photos it's this next one that makes my heart smile the most. Maybe because we weren't trying for a picture and this is just the 'way she looked' about to walk to school.
With her shinny new lunchbox.
Walking a sixth grader to her right spot when you're a big seventh grader sure makes the leaving better.
And then I concentrate on the next part of my morning.
Mommy, I want to jump too.
But I like her twirling the best.
My little third grader!
The way she always looks.
Our family prayer for the school year.
Now these next two photos. I wasn't ready for them. But it was magic right before my eyes.
Thank goodness for third grade teachers with love oozing out of them. Oh yea, it's going to be a GREAT year... I can tell from this one photo!
Friends since kindergarten
And new ones too
Do all third graders hold hands during the Pledge? Darling girls.
I know Abigail is cut off in this one but I had to put it in!
Oh yeah, she's that awesome!
A blurry quick wave
And then I go home and clean up breakfast, do the laundry, and watch the clock... until I can hold them both again.
2014 is here
2013 is here and here
2012 is here and here and here and here
2011 is here
And these again.. because I love them so...