Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day of School: 2011

We weren't sure the first day of school was going to happen this year. I mean, we knew it would happen...eventually...we just weren't sure that it was going to happen today.

Hurricane Irene struck yesterday - and although it was less than devastating (far less), we did lose our power for 28 hours, 32 minutes, and 14 seconds...or so.

The kids had to brush their teeth "Africa-style". Bottled water only because we had no running water.

This year is a BIG year for our family because Amaya started Kindergarten at the same school that the older kids are attending. Did you catch that? 1 school, all 3 kids. One drop-off! Holy cow, life is good! (she was just a wee bit excited!)

Amelle and Avery had a lot to smile about too - they are attending a new school this year - one with a less stringent dress code! Amelle gets to wear "regular clothes" - which was kind of exciting!

Avery still has to wear a collared shirt - but there is freedom in colors and styles. He wanted to go on record as being "unhappy" about starting school. Although he's glad to be going to a new school, lets' face it, school is far less enticing than summer, so he wanted to ensure that his picture did not depict a smile. ...even though I was making strange fart noises to try to force a smile. He was stone cold.

3 kids. 1 school.
I can't stop pinching myself.

It was extra-special to find a friend waiting for us in the parking lot. Ellie is also attending Seacoast Christian this year - friendly faces are good on the first day at a new school.

Don't ask me why that picture is blurry - I'm going to blame it on the fact that we were late. Or maybe Renee pushed me as I snapped. Or maybe my focal point was aimed at that little spot of rotten wood between Ellie & Amelle's legs. You'll never know the truth.


~Seth and Nancy~ said...

if you're like me it probably looked clear when you snapped it, but you might have had morning eyes :-)
i remember talking to you guys about schools when you were out in the spring. is this one closer to home?

Erin Moore said...

Yes, it is closer to home and more affordable - with four kids we have to make changes...

Mindy said...

Hey - I know that building they're standing in front of!! Many good times going to school there. :)

The Cardinal Family said...

At least you got a smile out of Avery at the school! He couldn't hide it forever. :)