Both The Captain and Tinkerbell were so excited to start school, they could hardly sleep. They were eventually so tired that Tinker slept through the light coming on and I had to wake her up. Have I mentioned that I hate waking her up because she jumps a foot high and then cries? So I touched her gently on the shoulder and she startled and then smiled -- without opening her eyes -- and said, "Today is my first day of school!"
Here are the little cuties:
|His shirt has a "5" on the sleeve -- so exciting!|
|It didn't translate to photos but the heart is "bling" - shiny studs|
The Blitz gets a ride in the stroller and we walk to school although it is almost a mile because I want The Captain to really "get" it that I am close by. We practiced a couple weeks beforehand and now they have built up some stamina. They are so excited to go to school, they run almost the whole way! (And yes, I cried all the way home that first day). Daddy tried to get some pictures which were a little blurry for some reason, but here they are.
|We're frowning because Daddy was trying so hard to get a picture he kept yelling at us!|
The Bigs and The Blitz won't start school until September 4th since I have a philosophical objection to starting school before Labor Day. The Blitz does not want to go to home-school Preschool; "I don't like homeschool. I like the gray school." He has made that very clear. Yet I think he is really enjoying our 3 "Tink-free" hours each day and we have both relished just chilling together every morning. Next week I"ll get out the Preschool In a Box and we'll enjoy that too. For now, the leisure is a big gift.
I finally did get a picture of all 5 kids; they're so beautiful -- inside and out!