Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A last and two firsts

School has started.
I'm still trying to let that sink in.
School has started and the oh so busy schedule has started as well.
Can't we have summer for a bit longer?
Pretty please??

These two girls were SOOOOOO excited for school to start.
They both had picked out their first day of school outfits roughly five days before school started.
I think they looked pretty spiffy personally.

This girl is in her last year of elementary school.
She's one of the big kids on campus.
5th grade, I cannot believe it.
I swear she was a kindergartner yesterday.
Adison is so excited because this year they get to do band or strings.
She's really hoping to do violin, we should find out next week.
I'll keep you posted.

Ainsley started kindergarten.
Again, I feel like just yesterday she was a little 9 month old going with me to take Adison to kindergarten.
She had been pretty nervous but then we found out that she was going to have Adison's kindergarten teacher as her teacher as well.
I was beyond pleased.
We also had Sneak Peek the day evening before school started and that really got her pumped.
She was so cute getting her backpack all ready and packing her lunch.
It was a riot watching her pick out her backpack and lunch bag {she picked Hello Kitty, shocker!}.

I couldn't leave Miss Abby out of the first day of school pics.
My girls are growing up!

She held it together so well and then the tears started falling.
I knew they were coming because she had her little hands on her face.
When the dam first broke she had both hands on her little cheeks, that's a tell tale sign that Lee is going to lose it.
I held it together until she didn't, I managed to get teary but never actually cry.
It was so hard to keep it together, I knew this day would be hard for my little home-body, mama-loving girl.
She was so brave though you guys and her little excited face when school got out was priceless.
She told me in the van on the way home, "I cried because I missed you, then I forgot about you and didn't cry."

Poor Abby.
That first day that both of her sisters were gone was a tough one.
She kept telling me, "I want to stay home, I don't want to go anywhere without my sisters."
Cue the heartbreak, I felt so bad for this girl.
We met up with some friends at the library who knew that Miss Abby was having a hard time without her sisters, especially Ainsley.
I just love good friends that surround you and your children.

A week after the older two girls started school, Abby started preschool.
After the epic meltdown and shutdown that homegirl had at a preschool screening we decided to hold off on the whole preschool thing.
This shy girl wanted to stay at home which was fine by me, she's three.
She can stay by my side, no problems!
But then, one of my dear friends, Sarah, invited Abby to join her daughter in some homeschool preschool.
Let me tell ya, despite some tears the morning of before we left the house, she LOVED it!
Not a tear nor a turn of the head as I left happened.
She was a rockstar!
I feel like this is the exact right place for her to be, doing school with one of her best little friends and her mama who loves my girl so much.
It's perfection.

So, here we are, back at it.
Signing planners, looking at papers, making sure homework is done and lunches are packed.

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