Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A Bunch of Pictures of the First Day of School

Today was the first day of school.  Finally!  I feel like I've been watching other people have their first day of school for about a month now.  Oh wait, I HAVE been watching other people have their first day of school for about a month now, and it's finally our turn.

The first day of school meant staying up super late to pack awesome first day lunches that are also healthy and then getting up at the crack of dawn to get Bria up and practicing, and start making a bunch of cute little girls even cuter.

And then I worked hard all day getting stuff done and didn't even get to read like I'd hoped.  I'm so tired, and I still have to go in the kitchen and cook up some meatballs and caprese skewers for lunches tomorrow.

But here are our First Day of School pictures for 2013-2014.  I think I need a new camera.  That, or I just need to start caring more about photography again, because these photos could be so much better!  (And then I start picking apart my house as I look at them...we didn't get around to repainting the porch steps this summer, the door needs painting, my plants are dead...Le Sigh.)

First we have Sophia the Second Grader and her Amazing Pink Cast:

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How much cheetah print can you spot?  I spy a backpack, a lunchbox, a skirt, a dog scarf, the buttons on her sweater, and a headband.  I told you she was cheetah obsessed.

We now present Chloe the Fifth Grader and all five members of One Direction:
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This is Chloe's last year in Elementary School.  What is happening to my life?  And do you not love her polka dots?

Finally, we have Bria the Eighth Grader Who Absolutely Did Not Want Her Picture Taken:
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And next year she'll be in high school.  Which means I'll have three kids at three schools.  Which means I better just get through this year before I start freaking out about that.  Isn't Bria cute?  Even though she didn't want her photo taken?  Last night she and her friends were texting each other their ideas for first day outfits.  Oh to be an 8th grader again (well, except when I was in 8th grade I had to call my friends on the phone to discuss our outfits--the kind with an actual cord).

And since I only got two good pictures out of her, here's another one of Sophia, demonstrating how to get down the steps while on crutches.

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Sophia and Chloe were horrified that I didn't bring my camera or even my phone to take a photo in front of the school like we always do.  I think I was too concerned about getting around all the major construction that is right in front of my house, beating the crazy first day of school traffic, and helping Sophia figure out the elevator and everything.

But I at least brought my phone when I picked them up and we managed a couple pictures in front of the school.
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Their first day was AWESOME.  And so was Bria's.

Here's to a second day that is just as amazing.

Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

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