Yes, it's true. We started the 2012-213 school year today. Ava is starting first grade, Wyatt is tagging along for the ride, and Charlotte is majoring in stashing things in the garbage can. (True story: The other day I heard the garbage can lid softly close, and I came around the corner in time to see Charlotte wander away with a thoughtful look on her face. Upon inspection, I discovered (at various depths) the following items: 5 game pieces, 1 piece from a car puzzle, cups 5 and 10 from her toy stacking cups, two blocks, Grant's headphone earpiece, and a pair of pajama pants.)
I haven't even done a "what are we doing this year post." Sheesh. I'll probably get to that around January, but I can assure you I have at least planned where we're headed this year. Why do we start now, when summer has just barely arrived in force?
|Making Twirly Paper Ladybugs to celebrate our first day.|
Inspired by my friend Heidi, I lined up my kids for some totally amateur first day photos. No hope of comparing to her photos, but at least I can see what they all looked like years from now. Yeah, that sign is weird. I was distracted when I was writing it, and Ava didn't want it to say "first day" because it wasn't the first day ever . . . then I just thought, "Oh who cares, you get the point." What follows is a slew of unedited photos. Believe it or not, these are the best of the session. Enjoy.
|This was while we were waiting for Ava to change out of the fairy costume she chose for these photos. . .|
|This is her "thoughtful" pose.|
|eh, sort of. . .|
|aaaaand, we're done. I tried.|