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Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School, and such.

Today was the day! Don't get me wrong, I do love spending time with my kids, so it's kinda sad to have half of my children gone all day, but the utter joy of having two less kids to fight with each other all day, makes me giddy! Last year, when Andi started Kindergarten, we went as a family to drop her off, causing quite the spectacle. This year, we opted for a more laid back approach. We took the mandatory "first day of school" pictures, but then Cameron left with them at the same time he will every day, and dropped them off himself. He did walk them both in, to make sure they knew where they were going, and he plans to get off work early enough that he can pick them up and reacquaint Andi with the way home, but other than that, we treated it just like any other school day. My hope is that starting the routines from the very first day, will make it easier to follow them all year long. Soni had a bit of a hard time with it this morning since she doesn't seem to remember Andi going to school, but she was better before they even pulled out of the garage...so even that was manageable. I'm sure this will all be a different story when we drop Soni off at Kindergarten in 4 years, but let's not get ahead of ourselves!

Here's how the kids looked this morning:


Dylan looking like quite the chick magnet for his first day of Kindergarten.

I don't think any shotgun will be big enough...


Can we go yet?


On another note: Andi had to have a clipboard for school this year. After having a LOT of trouble finding a clipboard that Andi approved, I decided I could make one cuter than I could buy one. With a plain brown clipboard, and a few other odds and ends, I was able to turn a plain brown clipboard into this:


The front



The Back
(You can't really see it, but it says "Andreia" the name she has decided she wants to go by this year...)
I hope her teacher doesn't regret giving me permission to spruce it up...
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL EVERYONE!!!

4 comments:

beckyjune said...

I'm so glad that "Andreia" (so funny that she wants to be called that now) was feeling well enough to go to school today. She and Dylan look so cute. We took Hailey to school this morning- the whole family- and we did well. I held back the tears but it's been noticeably quiet around here as you can imagine. I'm excited to hear about her day, though. I know the kids will do great. I'll get some pics of Hailey up on the blog in a little while.

aubrey said...

That is really cute!

Mandy said...

Dylan looks so excited! Has he surpassed his sister in height yet? They look pretty close. He sure grew up fast. I still remember smiling at his birth announcement.

Sami said...

Mandy: They are really close in height, and they wear the same shoe size now. How did Naomi's first day back go? She's in second grade right? Did Sabian start this year? Time sure flies...