As I mentioned last week, I missed an opportunity to get pictures of my kids on the first day of school.
And – as much as I’d intended to get pictures of them every. single. day. – the rest of that first week was basically an ugly blur. They’d come home in the afternoons with backpacks loaded with papers to sign, flyers to read, assignments, projects and papers to complete.
So today, one week and one day after the official start of school, I finally took pictures.
Since I knew outside wasn’t going to work (been there, tried that) I figured I’d just have a go at pictures over breakfast… barely out of bed, hair still crazy, just starting their day.
They were thrilled.
I also had them jump on the scale and then take their shoes off to measure them. Again, they wondered aloud if it was even possible for their day to get any better.
I am posting their heights and weights because, well… it’s the only place I can write it down and won’t lose it. And I love to look back – the kids love it even more than I do – and see how much they have grown.
And here they are, sleepy-eyed and crazy-haired.
Dalton, doing what a typical 10 year old boy does when faced with a camera in his grill at 5:45, ignoring me.
Sophie, who never fails to give me that smile.
P.S. This girl loves school. She really is that happy.
Isabelle peeking out from behind her reading material.
Shepherd – all business – knocking out some Fruit Loops.
And, believe it or not, this boy can eat. No idea where he puts it.
Jude and his beloved Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pop Tart.
When a kid won’t eat anything, sometimes you just give in.
And Asher. Starting his homeschool day along side the rest of the crew.
He is now 5′ 7 1/2″ and 139 pounds.
I had another go at pictures as they were gearing up to go out to the bus stop.
Again, my children were thrilled.
Thankfully, they are all enjoying school so far this year. Okay, mostly enjoying school this year.
Jude is in 1st grade and has Isabelle’s amazing teacher from last year. So he is set this year. He has been a bit of a spectacle in his striped casts and wheelchair, but he’s learning to live with all the attention. Especially from the ladies.
Shepherd is cuh-razy about being a kindergartener. Finally. He jumped on that bus the first day and hasn’t looked back. He sings all the new songs he is learning at school loud and proud.
And Dalton. He is in the 5th grade and was the only one of our kiddos to be a bit apprehensive as the school year began. He says he doesn’t like school this year because it’s so boring (read: 5th grade instead of 4th grade) but my guess is that by mid-year, Dalton will be having as much fun as his younger siblings.
Whew. Another “back to school” season survived.
And yes, I am going to get pictures of the littles at home.
Just not today.