Wednesday, September 05, 2012

first day of school

Well, today is the first full day of school for these little ones.
I'm so ready for this! (Much more than I was last year.) No tears today.
I'm looking forward to the fresh start and the structure that comes with the beginning of the school year. Waking up at 6 something everyday, on the other hand, is going to take some getting used to!
(Just for the record...these kids are as normal as can be. My son didn't want his photo taken at all, much less with his sister. His sister on the other hand wanted a photo of them hugging. You just gotta laugh....)
And this guy....he started middle school (middle school!!!) yesterday. He turns 12 (!!!) on Friday.
Yikes. Big week.
There may be a few tears before the week is through after all.

23 comments:

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Time flies Amandajean! I remember your little (big) girl from when I just discovered your blog!

Elaine M said...

Great looking kids, should be a wonderful day for all. LOL, not my picture with my LS.

Mama Pea said...

So cute. E. is so happy to be back in school. 3rd grade. I still got choked up taking her in yesterday!

Kim said...

Oh I love the first day of school pictures. My kids are five years apart and I remember the last year my daughter was at home before starting school standing at the door sobbing while her brother left her behind.
Seems like only yesterday but it really was 1986 :0).

Time flies when you raising kids :0)
I hope you all have a terrific year!

Happy Sewing

mindingmomma said...

I cried when mine started back last week.
Hope you have a big turning 12 event.

bethanndodd said...

Fun times! Hope everyone has a fabulous first week back to school.
Smiles~Beth

carol said...

Enjoy your alone time!! The first day, you'll probably be lost and wonder what you will do all day, but believe me, that will pass and from now on, you'll cherish every minute!

Kimberly said...

Crazy isn't it! Mine are grade 8 and 10 this year... just crazy!

charlotte said...

I'm laughing at the hugging comment your daughter made. Funny.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I keep telling charlotte and levi to STOP GROWING! They just laugh at me. Can you imagine the cheekiness of that?? Your kids are so cute!

1stteacher said...

Wow. Comparing last year's and this year's photos helps you realize how they're growing.

Happy back to school to all.

Cherie said...

You must be glad to have a little peace back to your day! Gosh I can't get used to the US not wearing a school uniform! =D

badlandsquilts said...

Enjoy your alone time!

Clair said...

Nice pictures of your children. Z. sure likes the monochromatic scheme!

Esch House Quilts said...

I had my last "first day of school" yesterday as my younger daughter started her senior year. When did that happen?

Anita said...

One word... ADORABLE!! I think my mom was always glad to be rid of us when school started again.

Suzanne said...

Oh happy day! I hope the back to school blues are only denim.

roxi said...

i just wrote on facebook about how much I miss the "first day of school" pictures & getting ready for back to school now that my kids are grown & gone. But a couple more years & my grandkids will be starting school. Man time goes way, way too quickly!

Annalia said...

I feel your pain on the Middle School front! My oldest started High School this year! ...now I feel like we're on a count-down clock until he moves out. :(

the girlfriend gap said...

I say HUG THEM even if they don't want to be hugged.... then they can't say nobody loves them. Love, it does the school day a whole lot of good. It is a mean world out there somedays. I love the tradition of first day of school pictures. They always complain but now my daughters have childen and the tradition continues. :) have a wonderful sew filled day!

Mego said...

This post SO makes me laugh. We also had 'big brother little sister' pixs of the first day of school...all the way thru 12th grade. Looking back SOME of them are sweet, some have big brother grimacing with little sister hugging and some are just the two standing there. Precious memories!

Nita said...

Little peanuts...they grow up so fast! My son is 27 and it feels like yesterday he was 12.

Katrina said...

My baby is 3.5. I need to look into a preschool for him but mommy is having a hard time. Time flies! Your kids are darling!