Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First Day of School

Yesterday was our children's first day of school.  They are now officially in the 6th and 4th grades.  I really don't feel like I should have a child in the 6th grade because I remember so much about my own 6th grade experiences.  Where has the time gone?  Guess that means I'm getting older too.  Pooh Bear! 

Our morning routine went well and they were both ready to go really early.  So that meant I had extra time to take lots of pictures.  I love to take their pictures on the first day of school and they LOVE to have their picture taken.  Well, not really.  I just LOVE to take their picture.  But I caught them somewhat happy this year!  Yeah me! 

I always try to take it in the same spot every year so I can see from year to year how much the children have changed.  Last year was our first year in this house so I can't really compare their height as much from the previous years.  Here was last years picture... 

They both have matured so much.  I will say the boy was also somewhat happier yesterday than he was at the beginning of school last year.  We had only lived in this town for two weeks when school began last year and we had lots to adjust to. 

For the first day of school, my girl wanted to have a special back-to-school manicure.  Lately she has been obsessed with painting her nails.  I mean OBSESSED!  She sometimes paints them twice in one day.  She loves to watch tutorials on youtube of different designs and tries to copy a lot of them.  Here is what she came up with for yesterday...

APPLES!  She only did the apple design on her ring fingers and just did a french tip on the rest of them.  She's gotten really good with her polishing skills.  Of course, it helps with how much practice she's gotten over the summer.  :) 

I'm extremely happy to report that they both had a great first day of school.  The boy was really happy that he didn't have homework for the first day but that I had homework.  You know the drill...sign this, fill out that, and give me $100.00 for this and $200.00 for that.   Fun times!  I really think this year is going to be a good school year for both of the children and can't wait to see how much they learn and grow.  How did your children's first day of school go?  Did you have any parent homework to do? Or are you still relishing in the last few days of summer?     

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