Back To School

The first day of school went amazingly well.  All the worries I had about everyone getting up before the  Crack of Dawn were completely unfounded.  When my alarm went off, KT was already up, fully dressed and straightening her hair.  (Which really confuses me as she has the straightest hair of anyone I know…how do you make it straighter than straight?)

Then next thing I knew, Mimi stumbled out of her room to stake her claim on the bathroom mirror.  She had agonized over what  to wear the night before (and I do mean agonized!) so it was a breeze for her to get ready. 

The night before Mimi had even made lunches for both herself and her sister.   She even included a sweet little note written on a napkin for her sister.  (I’m pretty much convinced that an alien ship landed and switched children on me…this is not normal behavior!)

1stday lunch napkin

I reminded both girls that I needed to take their picture before they left.   KT tried her best to convince me that we should do it indoors, but I refused to break tradition.  We’ve always taken first day photos right outside our front door.  (of course,  in the younger years they went to school later and it wasn’t dark out!)

1stday kt

This isn’t kt’s best picture.  She really wasn’t very awake and my camera wasn’t cooperating.   All of what should have been the cute shots came out as black little boxes…sigh….

1stday mimi

Mimi was very awake an hour later when it was her turn to leave for the bus stop. (apparently so was my camera because it was cooperating then!)

They both had a great day, catching up with friends and meeting their new teachers.   Today was another fairly easy day of getting up early.  Only Mimi didn’t want to be bothered with making the lunches…it’s all downhill from here….

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21 Responses to Back To School

  1. What beautiful girls you have. I love the salad note.

  2. Hilary says:

    That was an incredibly sweet note. Her Mom must have written a few of those to her over the years. πŸ˜‰

  3. tommie says:

    That note is cute. The salad sound yummi-licios as Liv would say!

  4. Lisa's Chaos says:

    They both are beautiful! They both look more awake than I would be if it were still dark. πŸ™‚ Hope they had great day!

  5. Amanda D says:

    Love the pics of your girls. They are beautiful!
    How sweet that one made lunch for both. I tried to get my Oldest to sit by my daughter on the bus and he freaked out. I told he had to – just for today. πŸ™‚

  6. Susan says:

    Ruth~Thank you!

    Hilary~There’s a good posibility of that…

    Tommie~Awww…I like Livi’s word for it

    Lisa~That’s just because they were excited.

    Amanda~Ewww…who wants to sit by a pesky little sister?

  7. That’s a great sounding salad.

    Lovely pics and we have the same front door tradition here. Only Danger Boy is now way too pissy to comply.

  8. Melanie says:

    I think they are both beautiful! We always did the first day of school pictures when we were young too. And I’ll do it with my daughter someday too.

  9. Tink says:

    Nobody ever made me a salad with love! Hmph. πŸ˜‰

  10. Patsy says:

    Wow, I have the most beautiful gd’s! But for the life of me, I couldn’t tell you, which of the four of them, are the cutest! That sure is a sexy, come either look on the red head. I would like to be inside of Shaun’s head when he seen that picture!

    Now, that Salad sounds just wonderful. I will have to have her make me a salad, minse sp? the nuts, cause I can’t eat them. How come she didn’t make enough for you!

  11. Jan says:

    Great pic’s of the girls. I love the one of KT, they’re both beautiful. The salad note, I hope you saved it, it brought a broad smile to me face.

  12. Rebeckah says:

    I just saw a comment of yours on a delightful Grandmother’s photo blog. I Love LOVE Love your sunflower header. So pretty : ). I love back to school posts. We haven’t had our own back to school photo shoots yet because of a strike. Hope your year is happy! God bless.

  13. Napaboaniya says:

    I think it’s a great tradition to get shots of first day of school.
    I remember early this year, taking my daughter’s picture at 6am… lol! Boy was it a dark shot!! hahahhaa

  14. Cheryl says:

    My daughter went from staying up till 2 AM to getting up at 5:15 every morning. Somehow. And though she complains, she still poses every first day. In the dark, like KT. Yes, flattening irons do make the hair flatter. I’m glad mine does it only once in a while. It’s quite a transformation here since her hair is so curly. Your girls personalities really shine in their pics and they’re both beautiful. Love, love the note!

  15. Ann says:

    awwww….I LOVE the note. And the outfits. They are adorable!

  16. Karina says:

    That note is the sweetest thing ever! Too cute!

  17. Cazzie says:

    Just gorgeous! I love those pics, and the note..too cute! what a yummy salad πŸ™‚

  18. Marla says:

    Wow they are growing up!!!!!!

  19. Pamela says:

    shake your salad.. ha ha ha.
    Now that is sibling love.

  20. Jeff says:

    I think they both look gorgeous. My daughter started middle school this year. Boys are entering the picture. Im afraid. Very afraid

  21. i bet you have to beat off the boys at your doorstep! they are gorgeous gals.