I am a little slow posting this, but Monday was the boys' first day of school. As usual the summer went too quickly, and as always filled with "we should have done this and we should have gone there". Preston started 4th grade and Parker 1st grade. I am really happy with the teachers that they got. Hopefully they'll both have a great year.
The boys and I got lazy towards the end of the summer and alarm clocks ringing early Monday morning were painful. I did not ease them into the school routine, we just went cold turkey. We made it to school on time, but did have a few minor hiccups. About 5 minutes before we were ready to leave Parker informed me that his new, just out of the box shoes were too tight. Then he got ticked when I told him that he couldn't wear them to school so we could exchange them. I am so thankful that he wears a uniform. He is a picky dresser! He spent a good 20 minutes the night before playing Eenie Meenie Minie Mo with his new underwear trying to decide which pair to wear. So off to school he went in his too small, muddy play shoes that have a hole in them. The principal and vice principal did a shoe check (uniform compliance) first thing that morning. They probably thought, "poor kid in ratty old shoes". Our second hiccup was the traffic - OMG! The first week of school is usually a traffic nightmare anyway, and this year there is a lot of construction to add to it. I was so glad we left very early! The last hiccup was when we actually got the the school and I had my trusty camera in its normal place - around my shoulder. I turn it on and nothing! I'd left the battery at home in the charger. Luckily I found my friend and borrowed hers, thanks Sara!
So here's our cute, growing too fast boys, on the first day of school.