Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Obligatory First Day of School Post

The kids started back to school this week, and all the baby angels sang Hallelujah. I wasn't at all weepy about sending the big girls to school. I've had just about as much as I can take of the bicker twins lately. Being around other kids at school will be good for them.

Ella is in 4th grade, which doesn't seem possible. I remember being in 4th grade. I met my bestest friend in 4th grade. I'm still friends with kids from 4th grade. How did she get so old? Ella picked out her outfit and was quite pleased when I told her none of it matched. She especially loves her new Converse All-Stars.

Lily is in 2nd grade. She, of course, had to pick out a dress for the first day. And I have to admit, she looked darn cute in it. Her teacher is one of the best at the school, and we're thrilled she has him. Lily cracked me up when we were walking through the halls on the first day. She was like the little mayor of the school, saying hi to and chatting up everyone she saw. She is definitely my little social butterfly.

Campbell now goes to preschool five mornings a week, thank the baby jeebus. He needs more activities and stimulation that I can give him. He insisted on wearing his new sunglasses to school. We've started calling him The Dude. And he does indeed abide.

And finally, mah baybee. Elizabeth started a mother's day out program and goes to school Tuesday and Thursday mornings. She has the same divine teacher all of the other kids have had, which made dropping her off much easier. I was able to hand Elizabeth off to Miss Katherine and leave, knowing that she was in the best possible care.

But I was still a little weepy when I left - my last baby has started school. Before I know it, she'll be in college.



joanna said...

I'm glad the day started off well. They look so happy! How was Elizabeth's first day?

knittergran said...

Hah-before you know it she will be seeing HER babies off to school!

Ann in NJ said...

Oh, and doesn't Elizabeth look darling in that dress! Don't worry, time passes regardless of our desires, and that few hours a week on your own? Enjoy them! And don't always spend them on errands, meet friends for coffee and do something for yourself. It'll benefit your kids in the long run.

Unknown said...

the dud doesn't roll on Shabbos!

Alexandra said...

SOB. is right.

Liz @ ewmcguire said...

All of these photos totally capture your monkeys. Good job! (And I think E resembles your mom in that photo.)