Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The First Day

The first day of school has come and gone again. It amazes me how quickly they come and go, year passing on to year. I'm pretty sure that by the time I think I'm beginning to wrap my brain around it the kids will be all gone. It's hard to convince myself of that right now, though, while I'm in the thick of things and still have Edith home for another year before she even goes to preschool.

Pen and the boys started yesterday, Ginger today (they give the freaked out 7th graders a day to adjust before the 8th graders join in). 

It's crazy to think about, but Pen is an 11th grader. Yikes!

And Bud's a 4th Grader! He has the same teacher that Ginger had and he's super happy about it. 

When I saw Big's outfit that he'd picked for the day, his past comment of, "But blue and blue go so well together, Mom." came to mind. Yes, Big, yes they do. Especially on a cutie like you. His second grade teacher is an old neighbor that used to babysit Pen and Ginger when they were little. So fun, and he loves her already.

Ginger is so excited for 8th grade, especially now that she knows which friends are in her classes. I had to take her photo indoors this morning because it was raining like crazy. Sorry for the badly lit photo, Ginger, but you still look adorable!

It sure is quiet around here will all of the kids but Edith at school. I'm not gonna say it wasn't nice. Although, I do forget how much less I get done without other people here to play with Edith. Luckily she's pretty good at amusing herself, though. To make up for the fact that she doesn't get to go to school, we played a few consolation games of Memory. I just can't seem to win. The kid's a cutthroat.

We're super excited for a new school year and we can't wait to see what it brings! 


jww said...

Exciting times. Your kids all look great, and happy! :)

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Sue said...

Just think of how bored you would be if you didn't have Edith? ;)