Wednesday, September 04, 2013

First Day of School 2013

Well, the first day of school has come and gone - and everyone is still happy!

My alarm went off at 6:16 am yesterday, but Connor was the first out of bed.  He has to leave the house by 7:15 am so he can stop by Bailey's house to pick him up on the way, to make it for his 8:00 am warning so his first-day-of-school photo didn't turn out so great...  I had to use a flash because it was still dark!

And because he was running late because he didn't prepare his clothes the night before, as suggested...

Connor - 1st day of Gr 9 | Sept 2013
As you can probably notice from the final result? *shaking my head, grinning*

I watched him walk away from the house yesterday morning with a lump in my throat and watery eyes.  It didn't seems like so long ago that this was happening:

Connor - 1st day of SK | Sept 2004
Aili was  excited as well, but in true fashion, she had all of her clothes picked out the night before.  Thankfully, there was also better lighting at 8am that there was at 7:15am, so I didn't have to use a flash!

Aili - 1st day of Gr. 4 | Sept 2013
(We set her hair using this method (by the Paper Mama) last night and it turned out in gorgeous loose curls - a definite Pinterest win!)

She has grown up so much, as well - sometimes, too much, I think.  Today's society tempts our girls to lose their innocent looks and ways too soon.  Why can't they all stay like this?
Aili - 1st day of LatchKey | Sept 2008
This year, I took the first day of school off work, which I haven't done in a while.  It was great to be home to greet Aili at the door and hear about her first day!  And to jump into the car to pick up Connor from football practice and hear about his first day and how much he likes his classes and teachers.

And to try not to faint from the potent fumes he was giving off, after a 2 hour practice in the sun! :)


P/S:  Don't forget about the other challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
September 2013 Sketchy Challenge (deadline:  Sep 30, 2013)
Leave Your Legacy: Top Ten Lists (deadline:  Nov 30, 2013

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