Tuesday, August 4, 2015

First Day of School

Well, ready or not it came today!  We were up bright and early to get ready for the first day of school.  Thankfully Matt took the day off to help out and it was needed to get everyone dressed and fed before we needed to leave.  Thankfully we had some time for some traditional first day of school pictures!  
 This cute 3rd grader is so awesome!  He is totally going to rock 3rd grade!!

 And when did she get so big.  It seems like just yesterday I was holding her in my arms and now she is heading off to "big school."  She is so precious and I know she is going to do amazing in Kindergarten.

 I love these 2 more than I could ever describe!  So proud of them and so thankful to be their mom!
 We had to take our traditional chair pictures.  We have done this since they were little babies on their first days.  Love seeing them grow.  Ben's feet touch the ground this year!

 They are just a little sad that all the summer fun is over!
 Then it was time to head off to school.  Loved seeing Kate walking in with her Daddy!
 And there was time for a quick selfie with this guy!
 A huge God sized blessing is that my mom is back working at their school for a few weeks.  That means she is gets to be there for Kate's first week of school.  I love it when God does special things like that.  She was the first person we saw walking in the door this morning.  Kate ran right to her for a hug.
 Kate went right to her class and sat down in the line.  She was all smiles and so excited.  There was no getting sad for mom and dad when she was so happy!
 Ben quickly left us but we went and checked and he was all smiles with his buddies!
And Matt and I then left them there.  Strange feeling to have them both in the same school and so grown up.  We are now parents of elementary aged kids!  We enjoyed a quiet day getting some work and other things done.  But we couldn't wait to pick them up to hear about their days.  They were full of fun stories in the van on the way home.  Everyone seemed to have a great day!  So thankful for such a wonderful first day experience.  Now just 179 more to go!