Well, summer's officially over. Sean and Ashton started first grade today, and rode the bus to school this morning- I swear they were more excited to ride the bus than to go to school! The only reason they got to ride to school on their first day is because we got to go to an ice-cream social and meet their teacher and put away the 50 bucks worth of school supplies in their little cubbies and drawers last Friday. This included a tour of the school, playground, classroom, bus loading area, and where exactly they were supposed to line up when the bell rang. They also got to meet their new teacher (yep, they are in the same class this year), and she seems really nice and very organized (and as a librarian, I greatly appreciate that!), has been teaching for 20 years, and is nationally certified. I think they are in good hands! Here is the picture I took of them before school started, under the same picture I took on their first and last day of Kindergarten.
Their heads are inching closer and closer to the bottom of that picture frame. I think they grew nearly as much over the summer as they did during their entire year in kindergarten! Goofs. :)