Monday, August 25, 2008

Obviously...it's The Back to School Post

Survived the first day. Went great actually. It was a big day for all.
Nathan started middle school (gasp)
Kristen will start 3rd grade and Gate this year (not surprised at all)
Samantha started Kindergarten (be still my heart, I nearly cried)

I almost forgot the camera before Nathan headed out the door to meet up with the neighbor(hood). I said to him "show me how excited you are to start middle school!" this is the face I got seconds before he turned and walked away...afraid that someone might see him getting photographed (heaven 4 bid)

Kristen of course was all sassy for pictures. Couldn't wait to wear her polka dot outfit. She chose a backpack that's nearly as big as she is. So happy to be back in school. She could do without a summer break!

Then there is my sweet and sassy little Samantha. In her jeans and long sleeves (of course), other than tanks (which she is wearing too) these are her clothes of choice. Even in 150 degree weather she will still wear jeans, though I won't let her wear long sleeves if I can help it! I love the bag she chose. It's not actually a back pack sorta thing. It's just a small messenger bag from Old Navy. But hey, its Kindy...she don't need no big ol' backpack.

ohhhh....be still my heart! she walked off ahead of us, so glad i whipped out the camera for this.

Once we dropped Kristen off and walked over to the kindy area she said she was scared. My sweet little thing, counting the days all summer till school started. So excited she could hardly stand it. And now, she is scared. The little fingers in the mouth, looking to the ground...wanting so bad to be brave. SHE gave me the hug...for comfort. This is when I started to choke.

Then there's little Jack Jack. He packed himself a lunch (chips, granola bar, water bottle) and was just as ready for school as the others. Although, after we drove away he said to me "why Samantha go school????" I don't think he realized she would be staying this time. He was a little sad. But then I took him to Target and let him pick out a big talking Buzz Light Year who is now his best bud.
I seriously think this is one of my most favorite pics of the little guy. He doesn't cooperate much anymore and his sun kissed little face and even more bleached out hair, in blue...h.e.a.r.t.b.r.e.a.k.e.r!


FrankNApril said...

I love Samantha's picture walking away! How cute is she! I want her HAIR!!!! April

Alida B. said...

Gosh, I love all these pictures and their cute outfits! :) Jack is SO BIG! Where did your baby go?!?!?!?!?!

Stephanie said...

cute photos, they all look so big. how is it with just one at home?
we have spent a small fortune getting them back to school. glad they had a great day.

Linde said...

What super cute pictures! I know how you feel...Kenzi is gone ALL day! It is so sad...sort of. Kooper walks them to the bus stop everyday with his lunch box to. Jack is too cute!

jamie carter said...

your kids look so cute on their first day back. (your middle schooler looks handsome)
thank goodness for buzz lightyear. he can be a life saver. ;)

Jason & Claire said...

Your girls look so precious and you pictures are perfect. Your description of each one of them was really neat to read. They are lucky to have a mom like you. Caleb started middle school too. That is so scary for me. I hope he likes it.

Laura & Paul said...

I can't believe how long Samantha's hair is!!! I can't believe Nathan went to middle school!! Time goes too fast.

lisa said...

Wow! To have a middle-schooler. . . scary! The girls look so cute! I hope Kristen likes GATE. Samantha looks so old and grown up suddenly! She was workin' the camera! :) But seeing her bite her little nervous fingernails was precious. Kidergarten is such a fun time for them. I hope she has a great year!

Chandra said...

Your kids are so stinkin' cute. Why does school evoke such feelings, happy to send them, sad they have to go, then dreading yet looking forward to breaks and the end of the school year. Jace loves pants too, I have to beg him to wear shorts. Middle schooler- I can't even think about it!

Heather said...

Could those polka dot shoes be any cuter?

Kindergarten and middle school....that will be my life next year. I can't hardly think about it.

Jen@eighteen25 said...

carol your kids are stinkin cute!!

i think i was closer to tears with my middle schooler than i was with my kindergartner... haha.

Kirsten said...

Samantha looks adoreable! Isn't having a Kindergartener lovely? I get a year off from that one. Glad your kids had a great day!

Meaghan said...

They look so sweet! I love back to school.

g said...

I love all of their school pictures--soooo adorable! And Kristen is looking so grown-up! Or maybe I just don't see her as often as I do your other kids, lol.