Monday was our first day of school. We were all very excited about our new year. What an adventure it will be, we thought as we drifted off into dreamland. L must have been VERY excited. I am quite sure he wanted to make sure everyone was ready on time so he decided to wake us all up at 3:30 Monday morning. Wasn't that nice and considerate of him? I thought so. I especially loved it when he went back to sleep at 5:00 and I had to get in the shower and get ready while he got another hour of sleep. GRRRRRRR!
Anyway, we got ready and had a healthy breakfast of honeybuns and boxed muffins - did I mention that I'm a working woman now and the cooking a big breakfast the first day of school is OVAH! I hate to sound like a bad mother, but I would hate to go to school smelling like bacon all day, not to mention that my butt is big enough without bacon.
So, one of our longtime traditions in the FFB household, is the First Day of School Pics. The kids are always so excited to get their pictures taken. They can't wait to get dressed, get their hair done and hold the scrapbook paper chalkboard look-a-like signs I make. Really! It's the highlight of their first day. Want proof?
Look at that sweet smiling face. Sweet Little E. She couldn't wait to wear her new dress. The shoes don't exatly (ahem) match. I am aware and I apologize profusely. She refused to change.
Even my little sleep deprived L said "cheese" for me.
Can you see the excitement in C's eyes? Okay, so maybe that isn't excitement, but more of a smile in front of my gritted teeth while thinking, "Hurry up and snap the durn picture, Mom!"
Well, what can I say about J? He didn't even bother to fake his excitement. Oh well!
I, of course, had to make something cute for my teachers. Nothing like a little
bribery gift with no strings attached on the first day, right? I mean, these teachers are taking these little stinkers off my hands for 8 hours a day shaping their sweet little minds, right? They deserve a little treat. They deserve more than a little treat, but I'm a poor girl so I worked with what I could.
Cute, right? Sorry about the awful picture. It's caramel sauce on the bottom and an apple and my little tag. Our theme at school this year is "All American Readers" so I went with the red, white and blue theme. No, I didn't think of it all by myself. Y'all know I totally copied. It actually came from Kelli at Random Thoughts of a Supermom. Thanks Kelli!!!! My teacher's loved it!!!
So, all in all the kids had a great first day of school. The ride home.....not so much. L had a total autistic meltdown. SO. NOT. GOOD!!! I think it had something to do with waking up at 3:30 a.m. but that's just me. Today, however, was wonderful at school and on the way home. WOO HOO!
Later bloggy peeps. Gotta go bathe the stinky P.E. kids and get them to bed. Hope to catch up with y'all soon.