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!