Awww... my babies are so adorable. Can I keep calling them my babies when they are third graders and fifth graders? They just insist on growing, and there's not a blessed thing I can do about it except take pictures.
Today I got to take my traditional front-porch-steps first-day-of-school pictures. Our foliage has mostly recovered from the drought, or this wouldn't have been too pretty a venue!
Dan has a locker for the first time this year, plus he moved across the hall in our school to the side where the 5-8th graders are. He'll also be in band (looks like his instrument of choice is going to be the French Horn). He will hopefully be selected for the Lego science team, which will be a big commitment but lots of fun. we're not sure yet about sports (he'd rather not). Big time! Now if we can just master that combination lock!!
Dan's new teacher and I went to school together way back when... fun! She's the principal's wife, though--better be on your best behavior, Dan!!
Natalie has her first guy teacher, Dan's beloved Mr. Jones. She's a little bit nervous about this and is very glad she'll still get to give Mrs. Johnson hugs every day. She is also starting piano lessons this year (wants to learn violin but we'll start with learning to read music, first!). She was my little one who couldn't WAIT to be back in school. She has been sooooo bored.
No parking-lot sniffles today for this mama... I did my tear-shedding last week when I paid for Dan's first pair of shoes from the men's department. BOO HOO HOO!! How can this gigantic young man and stylish young lady be my little boy and baby girl? Dang it... I blinked.
OH My where has the last ten years gone? Everyone is supposed to be babies!
Posted by: Tancy | 08/27/2012 at 02:14 PM
we've done the same with music. The three big girls are taking piano now and I plan on the two younger ones taking it too. It's the best way to learn to read music. Even if it only gets used to sing harmony in church. =)
Posted by: Tamra | 08/27/2012 at 06:12 PM
It is so sad when our little ones grow. The other day we were in the bathroom brushing our teeth and I looked at my 13 year old and I had to look up! I said "when did you get taller than me? I swear he wasn't taller than me in June. At least my 11 year old isn't growing quite as fast. He'll still be my baby - I just won't tell him that!
You have two beautiful children, Lyssa. I wish mine would let me take pictures of that. I can just hear them if I tried to do that. Aaawwww Mom!
Posted by: Charlene H. | 08/27/2012 at 10:06 PM
I know what you mean, I blinked too... my kids are both freshmen this year -- one in high school and one in college! How did that happen?!
Posted by: Renee | 08/27/2012 at 11:42 PM
bookmarked!!, I love your blog!
Posted by: Kristy | 08/28/2012 at 01:51 PM
Your kids are beautiful! How was their first day?
Posted by: Mary Krueger | 08/28/2012 at 10:52 PM
What a sweet group of photos! Thanks for sharing your sweeties with us - hope they had a great first day!
Posted by: Cristy Butzen | 08/31/2012 at 09:05 AM