Another first for the books

I’m starting to feel like we’re really getting the hang of this whole first day of school thing.  Including preschool, this makes the 6th official first day of school for Connor, and the 5th for Logan.  They’ve all been chronicled on the blog, and being the sappy person that I am, I felt compelled to go back and look at them all.  I still think Connor’s kindergarten year is my favorite.   And for anyone who wants to take a walk down memory lane, here are the rest of the years: C’s first day of preschool in 2006, C and L in 2007, L in 2008, C in first grade in 2009, L in pre-k and Cami’s first day in 2009, and last year which got two posts.

Time is flying by.  I might have had a bit of a panic attack when Derek nonchalantly mentioned that we only have 10 more years until Connor goes off to college.  What?!  There was a time in my life when 10 years was an eternity, but now I now better.

Anyway, enough of that mumbo jumbo.  This year, the boys started 1st and 3rd grade.  They were both excited/nervous about school starting.  Actually, if you asked them, they would tell you that they were NOT excited about school starting, but I know better.  And I, for one, was SUPER excited about school starting.  I’ll admit that the last few weeks of summer were just plain hard around here.  We all do so much better with the structure and the routine and the space that school gives us all.

I made the kids take the traditional first day of school photo and you will see one boy was really not happy about that.  You know what I’m not happy about?  The fact that in the battle of Humidity vs. My Camera, humidity won.  My pictures were awful because my camera was all fogged up and didn’t want to focus on anything.  The photographer in my cringes at these photos.  It’s one of those times where I have to remind myself that it’s not about having the perfect picture.  It’s about the moment.

We made it to the school with plenty of time for photos.  I wonder how many more years they will let me take these pictures without complaining?  As grumpy as Connor was about the pictures before we left, he didn’t give me a hard time at all in his classroom.

Cami wanted to take pictures with both of her boys.  They are both so sweet to her, despite what Logan’s face might convey.  That’s a classic Logan face right there.

Just like that, they were all settled and working hard.

Camryn and I had a great day at home together.  We just caught up on some things, and I even laid down to watch a little tv and dozed off during her naptime!  Thankfully my neighbor knocked on the door and woke me up.  I might have missed out on my very favorite part of the day otherwise!  I love taking pictures of them as they get off the bus.  This time I had two cuties to take pictures of while we were waiting.

This is my neighbor’s little boy.  He is so cute!  And Cami loves playing with him.  I’m not sure what Jake loves more: the fact that he got to see the bus, playing with Cami’s toys, or finding my cat.  All three made him pretty happy!

Finally, we spotted the bus!

And the boys came spilling out.

They boys actually proclaimed the day “boring!” but I think their happy faces tell a different story.

I’d say the 2011 school year is off to a great start.

2 Replies to “Another first for the books”

  1. Yea! I love to see the first day of school photos. Another year goes by. I also liked your ten years to college acknowledgement – yes, time goes faster as you get older. I realized the other day that it had been 10 years since I last saw one of my good friends. How does this happen?

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