Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day of School!!!

So after our summer flew by ridiculously fast, the next thing we knew, it was the first day of school! Don got up early and made pancakes for everyone. Here are the girls - all smiles for pancakes and the first day of school!!

I can't believe my Lily is ready to start kindergarten. It seems like just yesterday she was my little baby with the chubby little thighs toddling around our house! It is amazing how quickly 6 years can fly by! Here she is the morning of the first day of school. She had to have the pretty purple backpack with hearts on it. =)

And of course, it was Madison's first day of school too. She is starting 3rd grade!! I can't believe I'm even old enough to have a 3rd grader! She is really into black and pink right now, if you can't tell from the outfit and backpack!!

I always try and get a group picture of the kids on the first day of school and I believe this may be one of my best pictures yet! I love these three kids!

Here are my two school girls! I still can't believe they are both old enough to be in school!!

Our traditional getting on the school bus on the first day of school picture. Don asked me how much longer I thought Madison would let us take this picture. I don't know, but she didn't seem to have a problem with it this year. She was so excited to have Lily with her!!

Part of the kindergarten tradition is to follow the bus to school and take pictures and videotape them getting off the bus and meeting their teacher and class outside of school. Here is Lily getting off the bus with her friend Hannah.

Finding Mrs. Andrews among the chaos and getting her name tag.

Another first day of kindergarten tradition at Indian Hills - they take a picture of all the kids in front of a bus. Here is Lily posing for this picture.

One last picture before heading into school. She was so excited and is LOVING school!! It was hard for me to see my Lily go off to school, but I know she is doing so well and I love waiting for her to get home every day and watch her run off the bus and down the sidewalk with her arms wide open to give me my after school hug!! =)

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