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Thursday, September 09, 2010

The School Bells Are Ringing Again

School Bells are Ringing!

School started on Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 pm.  I learned my lesson from last year and left nearly an hour early this time.  Since everyone drives their children to school on the first day the traffic is a mess and last year it took us 45 minutes to do what is normally a 5 minute drive to the elementary school.

But this year we were some of the first arrivers.  Wonderful!

Of course, we had to take pictures on the front steps, first...they're my favorite pictures of the entire year, after all!

Here's my fifth grader.  It's her last year at the elementary school!


Fifth Grader

Look how much she has grown from last year!  She's standing on the same step in these pictures.  That's a few inches, I'd say! (Incidentally, she's taller than Chloe's new teacher, which is kind of funny.)

Fifth Grader

And of course, we can't forget her totally awesome shoes!


Cool Shoes

Chloe's going into second grade this year.


Second Grader

She's not standing on the same step, so I can't really gauge growth.  But she did graduate a pant size, so she definitely grew a bit!


Second Grader

Chloe has some pretty cool shoes, too.


Cool Shoes

Last year, the first day of school was hot.  85 degrees or so.  This year, it was cold.  55 degrees and rainy.  Last year, the girls wanted to wear their new hoodies anyway.  This year, they didn't get new hoodies, so I had to beg them to please wear some sort of jacket.


First Day

Of course, Little Sis had to get into the action, too!


Three Little Maids from School

Fall is coming fast and furious this year.  Not only is the weather showing it, but so are the trees!


Fast and Furious Fall

All in all the first day went wonderfully.  Chloe has been a little sad that her best friend isn't in her class, and she cried about it a bit when she came home that afternoon, but otherwise she loved school.  Her teacher seems wonderful.

As does Bria's.  Bria came home happier than I've ever seen her come home in all her history of first days of school.  Sounds like she's in for a wonderful year.  Of course, she does have her best friend in class with her. Something to that, I suppose.

And now I can start getting back into a good routine.  Things are a little crazy this week, but I'm getting there. Slowly, but surely!

15 comments :

  1. What fantastic pictures of them. The first day of school was always so fun. It was the days after that I didn't like so much:)

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  2. I love the umbrella picture and the shoes pictures! Good luck for a new school year and for routine! Mine is finally settling in.

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  3. They are so cute!!! Bria getting sooo dang tall and soo grown up! I can't believe it is her last year at an Elementary School!! Chloe dang cute too!!
    And Sophias hair is SOOO long, gorgeous. You did get one with BIG CURLS like you wanted! :)
    I hope they have the best school year yet!

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  4. Gorgeous photos, as usual! My boy's been in school for three weeks already - I'm a little jealous it just started where you are.

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  5. How beautiful! Both the girls and the leaves! I am so glad that they are doing well. I think first days are so important, though when they go bad I have to say that first days don't matter at all. I am double standarded like that.

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  6. Oik, seirously -- when did our kids get this old? It is killing me to see how grown-up she looks.
    {booooo}

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  7. I can't (can) believe how much your girls have grown in just the last year....oh, man, bittersweet.

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  8. Very cute pictures. So glad they are doing well.

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  9. I always loved the first day of school, although I remember I would walk around like a zombie all day long, feeling empty and with nothing to do when I had a ton to do! But it didn't take long to get MYSELF into a routine without those precious children around ALL THE TIME! LOL, Fall looks so beautiful in the EAST. It won't even show here in Southern Utah for another month or so. hugs and smiles across the miles...

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  10. Adorable!
    I love rainy days...maybe not the best for the first day of school though.

    Bria's last year of elementary school??? whaaaaaat?

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  11. I'm so jealous of your fall....not your winters...but definitely your fall!

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  12. Look how cute your girls are! And I love the shoes!

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  13. Awww! I'm sorry about the best friend. I hope today is better for her.

    My gal cried for the first maybe week of school. But since their at their dad's for August, not only did I not get first day pictures, but I never find out about their first days of school problems until after the fact. :-(

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  14. BEAUTIFUL girls and pictures and shoes and umbrellas! I love back to school pictures. Where did you get those darling umbrellas?

    My 2 year old likes to read blogs with me... every time he sees Bria, he thinks it's his big sister, Zoe. They do look a bit a like :) so cute

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  15. It looks like a very fall-ish day, perfect to start school. It's still in the 90s here. Love the pictures.

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