It's the most wonderful time, of the year.
Yes that's right folks, school starts today. Yippee! Even though I know come next May I will so be looking forward to no more deadlines, no more structure, and no more last minute "I have to bring/do/study this by tomorrow, Mom!" Today I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. I'm looking forward to normal bedtimes. I'm looking forward to coming home and not finding the kitchen filled with dishes that I didn't dirty. I will miss having the laundry done each day though - Bailey has been very good about that.
Each day on the first day of school we take a picture of Bailey. She didn't want me to take a picture this year, but she didn't have a choice, we were doing it anyway.
She has to wear the shirt she is wearing because she is a "WEB Leader." WEB stands for "where everybody belongs." The Web Leaders are a group of 8th graders who help the new 6th graders find their classes, the library or anything else they need. Last Friday all of the 6th graders had an orientation at the school and the WEB leaders took them around and showed them the school. They didn't have this when Bailey was a new 6th grader - I wish they did, I think it is a good thing.
So, this year she is the big 8th grader on campus. She's feeling confident and wise. I'm looking forward to a good year for her.
This picture was taken this morning.
It's hard for me to not remember first day of school pictures from the past. . .
And this was 2 years ago . .
But my favorite picture still has to be this one . . . Oh the joy and excitement of becoming a first grader.