Last night the kids excitedly laid out their school clothes and we got their backpacks all ready and then sent them off to bed. Matthew (who claimed not to be nervous at all about starting first grade) couldn't get to sleep and kept coming into our room to talk to us. It took him a while to finally get to sleep.
This morning Josh was up by 6:45 so that he could get ready. School starts at 9:05. :)
Needless to say it was a whirlwind of a morning, with nervous kids and plenty of picture taking. Shawn even took the morning off work so that we could both take them to school and get them settled.
I think they're going to be happy at their new school. We saw a ton of people that we know, which is one of the reasons we switched schools in the first place, so I think that made the kids feel better. They'll find friends quickly and I think they'll be just fine.
It's weird to be home alone though! It's really quiet and I can't help but wonder what the kids are doing and if lunch went OK and if they've found someone to play with at recess. I miss them!
This morning I took a bunch of pictures of them so I thought I'd share a few. We have a tradition of taking the same photo of them on the front porch every year on the first day of school. It's fun to add the new photo every year and see how much they've grown. I was shocked at how much Josh has changed when I compared his new photo to the previous ones. He looks so grown up this year! Even Matthew has changed a lot since last year. They grow up so fast!
So here are the collages of their first day of school photos and some others that I took this morning: