Yesterday was the first day of school. I stayed up until the wee hours cleaning the house, setting out everything, and doing a lot of details that probably didn't matter (especially since we missed the bus, anyway--the guy was 7 minutes early!). Oh well. Last year I loved the first-day-of-school photo so much that I blew it up to a 16x20 and hung it on my basement wall; this year's lackluster photo was taken as an afterthought as we rushed back into the house to wake up the younger kids and drive to school:
P.S. I much preferred the second-day-of-school photos:
1) brother friends,
2) bus stop buddies,
I miss my big boys when they're gone for just a few hours, too! But they're loving school, and I guess that I will, too.