yep, monday was the girls first day of the new school year. after 2 months off, it's back to the books.
and we actually took our official "first day of school" photos. ON the first day of school. amazing. i never do it that morning, since things are hectic already. last year, we got busy after school and just said that we'd do it another day. well, that day never came. i still keep telling the girls that "we have to take last years first day of school photos". lol! i remembered right after dinner. so we just went out on the front porch. they gave me about 2 minutes each.
alyssa is our 8th grader now. how crazy is that?!?! i know, i say that every year. but every year it seems just as crazy. this is her last year in jr high, and at this school. next year she'll be in high school. ok, that is even MORE crazy. she was so glad to go back and see all her friends. she got the same homeroom teacher that she had last year. and a lot of the same kids in her class. i think a lot of the advanced band students are in the same classes, since they need the elective class at the same time. she's not bogged down with books yet. but they'll be here soon.
i've never taken a photo of alyssa with her glasses. she only wears them for reading and in class if she needs them. she looks like a mini-me with them on. except the sides of my glasses are green and her's are grey. and she's tanner and has more freckles ;)
i asked her for her studious look. and this is what i got. and yes, she got her hair cut this past weekend. it's so cute. it was supposed to be a bit longer. the girl got a little carried away. but i love it. it hasn't been this short since she was about a year old. lol!
sarah is our 5th grader this year. how crazy is it that she's in 5th grade?!?! she's my baby. how did she end up here so fast? lol! she wouldn't let me walk her to her classroom. she kept telling me "i'm in 5th grade now, mom". lol! but i did get to meet her teacher already. the day the schedules got posted, she came by the house to introduce herself and give sarah a little welcome bag. i thought that was really cool of her. doesn't have any homework yet. but today she had to run the mile. this is one of those things you have to do once a week once you hit the 5th grade. she was so proud of those little pen marks on her hand today. they give you a mark as you come around each lap, so by the time you run a mile, you have 3 marks. it was a proud moment :)
sarah was quick about these photos. she wasn't up for anything other than standing there and giving me her posed smile. that's ok, i'll get her later ;)
looking forward to a good school year for both of them. so proud of them.