Last Thursday was the first day of school for Ava and Nate. Ava is starting Year 1 and Nate is going to preschool two days a week this year. It's funny that most of our summer vacation was spent in the northern winter, but we did get a bit of a summer break in over the last couple of weeks. And now, we're back at it! After much hustle bustle, they were ready to go!
I must admit, they are pretty cute. Look at Nate! Don't you just wanna put those cheeks in a tortilla and gobble them up?
Going through these pictures, I realized I have a picture of them in the same pose and in the same clothes from a year ago!
Ava was off to her first day of kindergarten and Nate to his very first day of preschool. The clothes haven't changed, but they have! Those cheeks-even more cheekier! I think I'll go cry my eyes out now.
Back to the present. Ava was really excited to see her friends again, and it seems like she's eased right back into the routine. A year ago, I wasn't sure about this whole uniform thing--I wondered if it would get boring and I thought, "Where will she wear all her cute clothes?" Ha! I love it now. It's so much easier and straightforward. Once last year, she asked me what my school uniform looked like, and I told her that we didn't have them where I went to school. She felt sorry for me that I didn't "get to" wear one. Anyway, she will get assigned to her new class this week--they spend the first couple days with their old classes while the school sorts out new enrollments. So hopefully it will all go smoothly! And I will have to get back into the routine myself--she's been late the first two days! Supermom? Yes, over here! That's me.
Anyway, we celebrated that afternoon with back-to-school cupcakes. Baked by me? Ahem, no. Freshly baked by the local pastry shop. Supermom? Here I am!
I say, any day that ends in an inch of frosting is a good day.
P.S. Not to leave Grace out, here's what's been on her to do list this week:
Wanting to be held
Having a stuffy nose
Putting her feet in her mouth
Crying to be picked up whenever she sees me walk by
Laughing at Nate
Eating (I am using air quotes here) a banana.
Not being totally sold on the banana
And that, along with me causing grief and injury to my husband, brings you up to speed on life around here.