Monday, August 11, 2008

First day of school -- sort of

Like many good moms, I got my kids off to school today. With a smile on my face and song in my heart we started the day off early. I made breakfast (the only day of the year I really ever make anything). Of course it was just cinnamon toast, but hey, I buttered that bread with love!!!
We didn't have to hunt for shoes, hair was combed, boys were happy and excited and I was giddy! I took S to A hour and hurried home to send the rest of the kids off to school on their first day. Just as they were leaving the house, I realized I had forgotten one major thing. Good moms wouldn't forget this... PICTURES!!! What the heck was I thinking -- or not. So, I quickly asked the boys if they wanted their pictures taken. J responded with "Is that a rhetorical question?" R and T said "NO!" So instead of a battle, I carefully took their pictures without them knowing... see the candid shots below...

S tried his best to look all grown up for 8th grade. He wasn't happy I was snapping this shot in his class.
J was already at his desk when I caught up with him. He wasn't looking at me, however. His teacher had just mentioned the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie.
I caught up with R on the playground. He was in the middle of kart-wheels in front of a bunch of girls.
Poor T was still making his way to school after the bell rang. He was so loaded with things to take the first day of school that he could barely stand up.
Of course, I had to snap one of B so she wouldn't be left out. She was so happy just to go bye-bye!


Fawn said...

haha! How fun! and cute!

Natalie said...

You are so cute! said...

Wow they've changed since the last time I saw you.
Too funny!