Yesterday was the first day of school for Sophie, Julian, and Lily. They were both excited and a little bit nervous. They all did great though! Lily has stayed up late at night many times worried about school and dance class. She conquered dance class last week and school yesterday! Go Lily!
Don't even ask about the second day. Pouring rain and tornado warnings made for a terrible afternoon and a very delayed pickup after school. Poor things had absolutely no clue why the sirens were going off or why they were all crammed in the hall in a funny position. Couple that with the boys doctor appointment today and the girls tomorrow and we are not feeling our usually calm and happy selves. The craziest part was that it took me a really long time to realize why I was sitting in the parking lot for so long. I had Tate with me (and Keaton too), which was really not a safe place to be. Live and learn. Lily came right out from dismissal and declared herself "all done with schoolah." As in forever. :) Poor little thing. She cried when I dropped her off today, although she was fine one minute later when I walked by the door on my way from Sophie to Julian's class. Either that or she was afraid to cry in front of her teacher and class. That wouldn't surprise me. Anyway, she isn't going back until next Tuesday (only 2 days of school the first week for K students and Monday is a holiday) so she has a week to be "all done" with school.
Fun sandwiches for the first day.
I did everything I could the night before because I am not a morning person and getting 4 kids and myself fed and dressed and out the door by 7 is not my idea of morning fun.
Having breakfast. I let Tate sleep a few more minutes.
The three kids, dressed and ready to go:
This was supposed to be the kids sitting sweetly on the stairs, but Keaton thinks he is one of them and as soon as the dog plopped down with them I just went with it.
Front and back sides. They love their backpacks and lunchboxes!
We may be the only family that still brings an apple to the teacher. :)
I guess they were practicing presentation.
Which led Keaton to think the apples were for him.
Had to show this one since it matches her first day of kindergarten dress.
We are on our way! Doesn't it look early? It felt early!
Getting out of the car. Kevin went in to work late (yes, he usually starts very early) so that he could take the kids to their first day. He is such a wonderful papa!
With their teachers. :)
Lily made me take a picture again this morning. Silly girl. I know I take tons of pictures, but I don't plan to take one every morning for the 180 days of school!
The kids are all excited. Our good friends Jeff and Melissa are arriving tomorrow morning from California to spend the week with us and meet the kids! The kids already "know" them from iChat, but they can't wait to see their Uncle Jeff and Aunt Melissa in person. Now if would just stop raining. We have plans to go to our town's carnival on Friday night, we rented a pontoon boat on Saturday, we want to go to the lake again on Sunday, and we are having a pool party with friends on Monday! I usually love the rain, but it kind of lost it's charm at about inch 6 today. Driving an hour each way in blinding rain to the international adoption doctor was no fun and I imagine I won't enjoy it tomorrow or Friday either. And why didn't anyone warn me how terribly heartbreaking taking kids for shots can be? :(