Tuesday, August 18, 2009

firsts and lasts

Today is a day of firsts and lasts at our house. Olivia started Kindergarten.....I left her at school with a big smile on her face, which makes it a little easier for mommy. She's ready. Paul started his first day of his last year of elementary school. I think that has almost hit me harder than Olivia starting Kindergarten, in some ways. And Miranda started 5th grade. Her first is that she will start band this year, and she's chosen the oboe, basically one of the 2 or 3 most expensive and complicated instruments....we'll see how that goes. Thankfully, we were able to borrow for this year, and we'll make a decision of what to do after that after we see how she likes it. But that's for another post....

Sonya will start pre-school after Labor Day. She's already missing "Leevia."

First of all, check out last year's "first day" pictures here

I asked Paul and Miranda, because in the back of my mind I was feeling a sense of deja vu, "Aren't you wearing what you wore last year?" Miranda was like, "Mom, these are our nice clothes." (like they don't each have a whole dresser full of clothes, some of them much more new than these) She said it in a teasing way. I'm still getting a laugh over it. I don't even think they planned it together.

As a little side-note, the shirt Miranda is wearing....came from the Goodwill in NP :)


Walkers said...

Ha ha about the "first day outfits"! Olivia does look very happy!! We start tomorrow -- the boys have been VERY HYPER ALL day!!! :)

Bley's Blog said...

The outfits gave me a good laugh! Great pictures, Olivia looks so excited. :)

Charlie said...

Deja vu. That is funny! Jasmyn also has a few shirts that she is still wearing from 6th grade. This will make it three years worth of wear. Sometimes you just do get your money's worth out of clothes. :)