Back to School. #iPPP

My two oldest kids started school today, going for a half day. Tomorrow, they’ll start full days. I now officially have a second grader and a first grader. Say WHAT?!

(the preschooler doesn’t start for another two weeks)

There were tears from both girls…the four year old that got left behind, and the six year old that would rather not ever start first grade, thankyouverymuch.

ivy 1st grade

The seven year old second grader immediately found his best friend and left me in the dust (a stark contrast to the last two clingy years).

henry 2nd grade

I have a feeling that this is going to be a good year….once we have some time to adjust again.

back to school 2013

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51 thoughts on “Back to School. #iPPP

  1. Your kids are so cute! We only start after labour day – and my youngest is going into grade 3, and our oldest in grade 10. Makes me nauseous really. Times flies!

  2. We still have a week and a half before school starts but then change is coming… my baby, my last born, is starting pre-k and if all goes well, I'll be back to teaching preschool. I'm trying to enjoy these last days and get the most out of them despite all the preparations we have to do before school starts. Love the pics of your two. Hope they have a great school year.

  3. I'm sure it will be great. Those are both such fun years still. You know, before too much homework, etc. They are so cute! 🙂

    • I think they're really starting to have fun! Now, the homework is another story, and they've barely had any so far. Thanks, Elaine!

    • She didn't want to start kindergarten last year, either. She just gets nervous and worried and then sees that it really is fun and her friends really are all there when she goes. And that's one of four (?) Minecraft shirts that we got at Target for Henry. 🙂

    • The routine IS nice. But, it takes me a while to get used to waking up so early again. If school could start at, say, 10 am, that'd be great. 🙂

  4. They look so cute! Love their outfits and her hair and his sweet R2 lunchbox!

  5. We go back the first week in September – starting to get ready now. I have a feeling my boy will be as excited as yours. Best of luck settling in over the next few days. 🙂

    • It's a good feeling when they finally go without hesitation, isn't it? I want to feel needed, of course, but when they don't want you to leave them there, at school, by themselves? UGH. Heart. Broken.

  6. My homeschooled kids are starting to do review week while my one public goes back the day after labor day. So weird to me because in AZ they're already back in school.

    • We got out the third week in May, so we're one of the first to go back in August, I guess. It is weird, but it's also kind of nice sometimes. I hope you're enjoying the last bit of summer!

    • Enjoy this year, then! It does change a lot when they go to school. But, it's also a slow transition (at least for us) and it's SO much fun to see them learn each day.

  7. I love that these pictures are in front of a tree – I can picture how much taller they'll grow through the years. Happy school year!

    • We have a bunch of great trees in our yard! Some have been hit by a storm, get a giant limb chopped off, and keep right on truckin. 🙂

  8. Aw, why doesn't she want to start? That's a big fear of mine. But they look so cute!

    • She just gets nervous, pretty much all summer. She was so worked up about her kindergarten shots when she started preschool (I know…Henry had just gotten his) that I took her in December to get them over with so she could stop worrying already!

      And then she finally goes and loves it. 🙂

  9. I can't believe they start so early! My son starts junior kindergarten in a month, right right after he turns 4. He's so excited!

  10. Love the pics! Glad to hear the oldest is adjusting so well. Poor sisters, miss each other though 🙁 So sweet. Remind them of that when they are in high school 😉

    • They do, but Essie has gotten used to the big two being gone again. Now she gets to boss around her little brother all day long. 🙂

  11. I'm sorry I'm late! Ugh… trying to keep up. Your babies look adorable. I thought I was ready for my youngest to go to Kindergarten but maybe now. lol

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  14. They are tooooo cute. I love how they really pose for the pictures, and the R2D2 lunchbox is the best!

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