That's right - IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!
It is finally here - and not a moment too late.
Between the move and Brendan's first year of not attending
summer school (due to the move), it's been a LONGGGGG summer.
The boys showing off their new backpacks that the school was handing out (for FREE!) at the "sneak peak" a few days ago. They got to meet their teachers, check out their lockers and run around the gym like wild monkeys. The loot after one of our school supply shopping trips. Ahhh...there's nothing like the smell of new crayons. It means that autumn, the best season of all, will soon be here. Not to mention all the stores are getting out the "fall" clothes, so I can stock up on all the brown/olive/red/gray etc etc stuff that will disappear come spring. The little ducks all in a row. Up at 6am to leave the house by 7:15. This year we are doing the odd grades: 7,5,3,1 and......Hayden starts preschool today too, which means ALL THE CHILDREN ARE OFFICIALLY OUT OF THE HOUSE!!! (at least until 10:45am) How many years have I dreamed of this day?
As I left him with his teacher, his cries of protest echoed throughout the halls, but the birds were singing so sweetly and the trumpets were playing their songs of victory so loudly, I couldn't hear a thing...You can tell from the photo how thrilled he is.
Yesterday we went for a walk as a family, and as we turned the corner from our street we saw something in the road. I'll give you a hint : Brendan knew exactly what it was. DON'T GO ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH.
We are in Texas now and we play by Texas rules. One of those rules is that it's okay to take pictures of roadkill. Or at least that's what we've been told. Especially when the roadkill is something that would go on a list that begins with "You know you're in Texas when...". Yep -it's an armadillo. Oops, I mean "armadilla." I know, gross and disgusting, but we interpreted as a sign of good fortune. It has now been dubbed "The Traditional Back To School Armadillo." He obviously just came out a little early.