Monday, August 27, 2012

Back To School!

Happy First Day of School to Dylan and Lexie!!!

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It was a big day for both of them! Dylan has 2 years of school under his belt, but second grade is in a new school.  He was a bit nervous about finding his way around, but so excited to go back!  

Today was a huge milestone for Lexie! Going to Kindergarten is a big deal!

I barely slept last night.  I tossed and turned, worrying about how the morning was going to go with Lexie.  I envisioned her clinging to me as the bus pulled up. 

Much to my surprise, the morning went off without a hitch!  Dylan and Lexie woke up so excited.  Grant went to the store late last night to pick up donuts for their back to school breakfast.  They loved their special treat, but they were too excited to eat!

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They eagerly got dressed, brushed their teeth, and put their backpacks on.  They were both ready long before the bus was scheduled to arrive!  That left plenty of time for back to school pictures!

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I have never seen two kids so excited to go to school!  They practically dragged Grant and I to the bus stop. 

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The excitement continued while we waited...and waited...and waited.  They were all smiles, and kept dancing around!  The only hitch was the almost forgotten lunchbox!  Luckily, Grant raced back to the house for it, losing his shoe in the middle of the road, and made it back just in time!

I held back tears all morning.  I was feeling emotional to begin with, and I couldn't believe it was already time for school to start, and time for my baby to go to school! A man even drove by, and leaned out the window, telling me, "Try not to cry too much!" I say it all the time, but it's true.  Time flies.

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And just like that, it was time to send my baby off. My baby of 4 1/2 years. 

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Finally, the bus started down the hill.  Thank goodness for sunglasses.  I popped those on over my tear-filled eyes, hugged my babies goodbye, and watched as they climbed the bus steps. 

I was so surprised.  Not a single tear from Lexie.  Instead, she pressed her face against the window, flashing us a huge, excited grin, and began waving goodbye.  As the bus rounded the corner, my tears fell.  Of course, Grant laughed at me.  All I can say is thank God for baby snuggles.  At this rate, we're going to have to have a baby every 4 years! ;)

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Kindergarten is just half day, so at 11:40, I had to go pick her up from school.  It was my first experience in a school pick-up line.  I'm going to log in a lot of hours on twitter and facebook there!

Once I pulled to the curb, Lexie ran to the car with a huge smile on her face, and told me how much she loves school, and how much she loves her teacher.  Apparently, he dances on the tables! I now know why he's the coveted Kindergarten teacher!

Afterward, my friend and I treated our new Kindergartners to lunch at McDonalds!

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After lunch, Lexie had an appointment for a dental exam and cleaning.  My sweet girl is thisclose to losing her first tooth!!! 

It was such a big day for her!

We returned home, and the girls got to play a bit before Dylan came home.

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We waited a long time for Dylan's bus to arrive.  It's always really late on the first day!  He climbed off the bus with a big smile on his face. He had a great day!  He loves his new school, his class filled with friends, and his teacher!

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I am so glad they both had a great first day!  Here's to a successful AND fun school year!

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16 comments:

  1. I love that Lexie was dressed to the 9's...all the way down to her socks, she is soo trendy! Dylan looks so big for 2nd grade, I swear he could pass as a 5th grader. Lily has the cutest little hair do too! I am totally stealing your "What do you want to be when you grow up" idea for the 1st day, LOVE IT!! Glad everything went well on the 1st day!!

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  2. Great pictures!!! I am so glad they're first day went well!

    My hubby laughed at me for crying, too. They'll have their day when they have to walk their little girls down the aisle, though!!!

    I love the idea of them writing down what they want to be when they grow up - I might have to copy that one from you!!

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  3. Aww, glad they had a great day!

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  4. They are so beautiful!! Your babies are truly adorable.
    Glad it was a good first day!

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  5. Your children are adorable. I love the picture of Dylan and Lexie holding hands with their backpacks on. I'm glad it went well for them! I can't believe when I found and started reading your blog Lexie was only 2.5. Time does fly.

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  6. So glad they had such great days at school! :) Adorable pictures!!

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  7. I love all of these pictures! They are SO grown up (especially Dylan!). So sweet!

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  8. Holy cow! They looks so big. What happened to our little girls...they grew up WAY too fast! Lexie looks so excited. I hope Abby is like that next week! Lily's outfit is adorable and she is getting so big too, especially with a pony tail. :)

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  9. It's a very normal scene for us to see kids crying on their first day at school but hey, your Lexie was special. She's a strong cutie. Excitement is painted on their faces on those pictures.

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  10. Emotional and exciting all at once! Great photos! Did Grant stop laughing when you told him you have to have a new baby every four years? Haha

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  11. this brought tears to my eyes! So glad they both had a wonderful first day!

    I love love the pic of them walking away holding hands and them dancing!

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  12. Awhhh!! Love their signs. I cried every year except this one, I think because Elly kissed me good bye and said you can go now Mommy. LOL! =)

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  13. So cute! I hope they had a great first day of school!!

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  14. How great that they had such great first days.

    First tooth already?!? Pierce would be jealous. He's been waiting and waiting...

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  15. Your babies are beautiful!!! They look so happy!! I'm glad they both had a great day.

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  16. So happy they have so much fun! I am so amaze how you turn every special occasion/event in your life into a colorful and artistic ones! Hope I can be like you one of these days :)

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