Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Day of School!!

Today was the first day of school in our area. Yeah! Back to a routine! Although who's going to unload my dishwasher and do my laundry each day? No, seriously, who? Anyone? Hello?

Bailey rides the bus and her bus stop is just a couple of houses down from ours. So, this being the first day of school we never know how on time the school bus will be. I was given strict instructions that I was not allowed to walk her to the bus (I wasn't really going to - I was just teasing her in telling her that I was gonna do it - honest!), nor was I allowed to sit in my car in the driveway and wait for the bus to come get her. So, I completely planned on watching her go out the door and then getting in my car and driving off to work. However, Rominal had other plans. HE was going to stand in the driveway and watch his baby until the bus came along to pick her up - and no one was gonna tell him otherwise. He only does this once a year and he wasn't going to budge anyway, so I gave up on telling him that she wasn't going to be happy. Since he was waiting, I decided to wait with him. We somewhat hid behind my van, so we weren't totally obvious. I don’t think she was upset with us anyway - we could occasionally see her smiling back at us. The bus was about 25 minutes late today - hope she made it to school on time today.
There is supposed to be a break here, but the program is giving me trouble - so pretend the next sentence is a new paragraph.
This post is mainly so that I can share a picture. I took a picture of her this morning, as I have done every morning on her first day of school. However, the picture I took this morning was much more subdued than in previous years, so I won't include today's picture (also I haven't downloaded it off of my camera yet - another reason to not include it). The picture below is by far one of my favorite pictures of her. It was taken on her first day of kindergarten. It shows her excitement and eagerness. Poor thing - she didn't know what she was getting into. I wonder if she knew then what she knows now would she still be that excited. Actually, she was very excited for school to start today - although she'd never let me photograph it.


Rominal said...

Actually, to correct my wife, this picture is Bailey going into 1st grade, not kindergarten.

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