Ahh! The first day of school. New haircuts, shoes, back packs, lunch boxes, uniforms... a new teacher and a new classroom... the kids are soooo excited to be back in school (even Max). They both had a great day and after school Abby said she hopes she can go back tomorrow. I can hardly believe they are in 2nd and 6th grades- they looked so grown up walking in to school! I, for one, am enjoying the peace and quiet and love being back to a routine. Afton misses them tons and asks where they are all day. When I finally say we can go get them she is so excited and she talks to them the whole way home. When I took them this morning she was so upset that we couldn't go inside with them like we did on Monday. I know one of the reasons I'm so excited is that now the countdown to our new baby really begins... just 2 weeks from today until our planned inducement. That seems so soon, and now that school has started that's the next "big thing" on the calendar! Wow! I am definitely going to enjoy these 2 weeks of peace and quiet and routine while it lasts and live it up (anyone want to go to lunch?... or get a pedicure?... call me)!
We ended the day with our traditional dinner out to celebrate the first day back at school. The kids chose La Dolce VIta, a family favorite, and we had a great evening chatting about their day! I can tell this is going to be a great year for them and hope they will work hard, always do their best, and learn all they can!