Wednesday, August 5, 2009

1st day of school and a new kit, too!

Today was the boys first day of school. Yes, August 5. Hard to believe. Since Blake started school here, they've always started in the middle of the first week of August.

We found out last week at Open House that the boys would have a new bus driver this year - Kevin's 3rd in as many years! The route looked the same, so I assumed the bus would run at the same time as last year. I always get them out the door a little early on the first day to take pictures and also "just in case" the bus runs early.

First, I took the annual shot in front of the front door. I like to see how the kids grow each year and also from the first to last day of school. I always take a full body shot and a close up. They were laughing really hard this year, but it made for some genuine smiles. We were extra early to wait this year. We ended up with a lot of time to kill. I got two invitations to the gun show. No, there's rarely a dull moment with these two!
Tom encouraged the boys to go to the end of the driveway to wait. They waited a few minutes and then broke out into dance... Then Kevin realized he didn't have his glasses!!! I guess we got used to how he looked the first 7 years he DIDN'T wear glasses. Four months later, sometimes we don't notice if he's not wearing them. Luckily, I had time to run in and get them. And clean them.
The bus was still no where in sight, so I took another photo so Kevin's glasses would be included.
The house was QUIET today! The USPS paid me a visit with my Personal Scrapper August kit. I had time to break into it and create a layout even! I completely scraplifted a layout by design team member Heidi/anbzmom. I loved her LO which also used sports photos of her two boys. I'm always inspired by her sports pages.
This afternoon the bus finally returned to drop of my boys. They were both smiling. Both had a great day. Blake, especially, can't wait to go back tomorrow!
I think it's going to be a good year!


Joy-N-Jesus said...

How fun! I always like the first days of school! They are so cute and look like they were excited!

Mel said...

What fun first day photos! I try to get out the door early but always end up rushed! Thank goodness the bus is usually late the first day.

Way to break into your kit already! That LO is awesome--perfect for the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Looks like those boys have really cute funny personalities. Thanks for sharing these important memories with us!