On Monday in our town you could hear a mixture of moms crying about sending their babies off to school and the other half were celebrating and shouting, "WAHOO!". School was officially back in session!
We had backpacks packed, lunches made, clothes laid out, and were ready for the first day. These two were excited about getting back to school, seeing their old friends, and getting to know their teachers.
Ebby Lee is in second grade. Nixon is in first grade, and Bowen will head back to preschool a couple days a week soon.
And because we need some side-by-sides...
Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade
Apparently we love a denim vest on the first day. :) Mamas out there with girls who own a lot of strappy dresses. It's the best way to make those dresses school appropriate. My tip for today.
And Nixon's first day look seems to be sponsored by Under Armour.
Nixon on his walk into first grade. He has such a fun, big personality but he's a home body and prefers to be with us or grown-ups he knows well. He was a little nervous, but is loving his teacher! Off to a great start!
And Ebby Lee was off before I had a second to take her picture. She's in second grade now which in her world means LOCKERS. Wahoo! She is loving second grade so far and is already working on her first homework project. Successful start! :)
After drop off, Bowen and I headed straight to breakfast to meet some other friends/mamas. And because apparently, I'm into the side-by-sides today. Bowen and Ashby last year versus this year.
I enjoyed my breakfast and catching up with these ladies.
Our tradition has been that I decorate the door with crepe paper streamers, a banner, just whatever I can get my hands on or already have on hand for the first day of school. As we were pulling into our neighborhood on the first day, Ebby Lee said, "AH! I can't wait to see the door." I FROZE! I had FORGOTTEN to decorate it!! You GUYS! I warned her up front that I'd totally forgotten and promised to make afternoon number two special. #momfail
The first day did include them arriving to these HOMEMADE chocolate chip cookies. I think that was my FIRST time to ever make homemade cookies. I'm not even kidding. They morphed into a big pile, but tasted delicious so we didn't mind one bit.
Tab left that day for a business trip, so we did homework, vegged out, and then went out for dinner. We had some yummy Italian food. Because pasta and cheese make the first day even better. :)
Our booth was the wild one!
We ended the night with showers, a book, and lots of first day stories.
Day two this was the scene....balloons, streamers, and pinwheels!
I ran into the store to grab some balloons and they had four inflated balloons-You Rock, Congrats, Get Well, and something super baby-I can't remember. So I grabbed the other three and we decorated. When Ebby Lee saw them she said, "Why does one balloon say, 'Get Well'?". I explained the situation and told her since Bowen can't read that's his. She thought it was HILARIOUS!
And because the second day of school needs a silly string fight-we HAD one!
Our neighbors stopped by and we all got in on the action.
On another note, Tab is a little particular about the yard. He got back from his business trip late last night and I'm expecting him to notice the bits of silly string still in the yard. EEK! I'm going to send him straight to these pictures so he sees those bits of neon pink and yellow in the grass were TOTALLY worth it. :)
We're ready for a GREAT school year! XOXO