She. Could. Not. Wait.
Do you remember trying to fall asleep the night before the first day of school? It was always the worst night sleep for me (until I had kids, of course) all year long. I would toss and turn and think and think. Did I decide the right shoes to wear (okay, the older version of my student-self)? Was my teacher cool or strict? Would I sit next to my good friend or a new face in class? And mostly, how long until recess?
Well, Sarah experienced that very same night-before-the-first-day-of-school-restlessness before she finally fell asleep downstairs on the small sofa. Andy and I busied ourselves in the kitchen filling out what seemed like a thousand forms (Mom, I appreciate you more for the time you took to fill out those stinkin' emergency forms forever ago), sharpening 12- #2 pencils before the mechanical pencil sharpener's motor gave out, and labeling EVERY little thing. But no matter how much preparation and busy work you give way to, it does not stop the time from passing and the morning to come.
And she couldn't have been more ready for her first day in first grade. Look at this girl, my six-year-old with a fresh new bob, her sassy high-tops (that we are still need to learn how to tie) and a trendy little dress ready to impress. Or at least for the early morning bus.
Here's a side-ish view of the cut for Grammy:
Her little sisters were inside peeking out while I took a few pictures. They crack me up.
Well, then they came out to see her off.
Last one, Mom, it's time to go!
I barely got a kiss and a wave and she was off.
Sarah had a fantastic day on her first day of school and was greeted off the bus with fresh cookies from one of our neighbor friends. It sounds like her first day was a success!
Thanks for sticking around from the camera happy mama!