School started Tuesday,
We arrived home late Friday,
We unpacked on Saturday,
We shopped for school shoes on Sunday and on Monday.
My eldest has worn Converse for the last three years.
She just picks the colour she wants.
Eggplant Purple (as opposed to purpley purple)/2010
It will be the first year all of my children will not be attending the same school.
This one will be leaving a half hour earlier than her sisters, to begin her first day of high school (gr.10).
She is thanking me right now for noticing some toothpaste on her shirt which I happily wiped off for her.
What's that honey? I'm quickly writing a post here.
Ummm.... of course the splotches will dry before you get there...
Every year since she started school eleven years ago, we have taken a First Day Of School picture.
It goes something like this:
GIRLS GET YOUR SHOES ON ITS TIME FOR A PICTURE!
But We're not ready!
WHERE ARE YOUR BACKPACKS? OH NEVER MIND...OUTSIDE NOW!
Where are my shoes? Has anyone seen my coat.
My hair isn't ready.
HURRY UP WE'LL MAKE YOUR SISTER LATE FOR SCHOOL! (this would be the first year I've said that)
DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR HAIR IT DOESN"T MATTER.
Almost got it. Wait, Middlest what are you doing?
Alright, lets try that again.
Shoot....Middlest stop fidgeting, you look fine, just smile, we don't have much time.
Your sisters are looking like frozen faced mannequins.
Yup I got it... let me just check.
Darn, I'm a little overexposed. One more OK?
Can we stop smiling now? Can we go in? Its freeezing out here (6 degrees celcius)....
I don't waaaant to go to school.
Can we go back to bed?
Do we really have to brush our teeth....again?
THAT'S A TAKE...NOW LET'S GO, HURRY UP!
I love looking back on these pictures,
The girls always look so calm and serene.
Happy to be returning to school.
Happy to have had this photo opportunity.
Happy to have had me as their mom.
OK maybe I'm projecting here just a bit.
But it's true what they say.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
And Pictures never lie.
(OK maybe they don't tell the whole truth, but that will be our little secret)
I will continue to live in my picture filled DreamBlog world.
And she's off.
Have a great day Honey.
We know you'll do great!
It's Mom and Dad you'll have to worry about today.