Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Day of First Grade

My eldest child started 1st grade today, so we took the requisite photos in front of the house, as well as at school. I can't believe she's already into her second year at this school, a school we have grown to love so much.

In addition to it being the first day of school, the Tooth Fairy paid yet another visit last night. Seriously, this girl has teeth falling out of her head left and right. And, of course, by the time Hubby and I got our act together, we found we had only one dollar bill between us. So we added some quarters to the loot.

Then Hubby asked, "Should we add a note about how this will help her learn to count coins, now that she's in first grade?" Which meant, "Are you going to write the note?" So, I found some pretty stationery and used my best curly-cue handwriting with hearts over the i's, because, you know, that's how the Tooth Fairy rolls. I even had the TF give a shout-out to our son, who thought that was the most amazing thing.

So, now we return to a more structured routine since school is in session. Before you know, Halloween will be here. Yikes!

For those of you with kids returning to school, starting school for the first time or if you're heading back yourself, best of luck to you and your family. It's going to be a great year!
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Teresa at Splendid Sass said... sweet. Savor those years. They will be gone before you know it!

Karena said...

So cute!! The time just flies by!!


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The Southland Life said...

Oh my gosh - tooooo cute! She is so adorable! I love her haircut! And you look fabulous as well!!! Hope she has a wonderful year!

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

School starts early in your area. Adorable pictures. I'll send you one off-line from our end.

mise said...

What a lovely post! A happy smile, a stylish uniform, and a very thoughtful tooth fairy. May your daughter have a very happy year at school.

teresa-bug said...

I used to teach first grade! What a fun age...and you will see SO much growth this year, both academically and socially. Enjoy every minute.

Tote said...

You have a beautiful family. Enjoy your time together, because they grow up so fast. You turn around and they are in high school, college, marriage and then you become grandparents!



AEOT said...

She is SO sweet and looks just like her momma!!!! Enjoy first grade! I'm so glad you love her school. I hope for the same thing in about 5 years :)

Glitterista said...

Love the idea of a shout-out to your son in the TF note! Love the back to school pictures. Hope all goes well with the transition back to school! :)

A Town and Country Life said...

Love the photos, she is adorable.

annechovie said...

I love her missing teeth! She's a doll and you have a beautiful family. I hope that this is a great school year for all of you.

High Heeled Life said...

Hi there my friend making my through blog visits and post reading after our Stowe Vermont escape to visit friends.

WOW ~ what a time you have been havig! Hopefully no more power outages or challenging weather as summer wraps up, in your corner of the world.

Awww, your babies are growing up!! They look so smartly dressed for their 1st day of school. Great thinking on the TF. and how wonderful for Miss E. to spend the day with horses ~ and a behind the scenes adventure ...great memories made I'm certain.

Wishing you a fabulous week-end! xo HHL

Tessa said...

Here's to a great year for both your cutie-pies!! We start back next Wed. I had grand plans to make this one bang up week of summer fun, a great last hurrah yet all I managed was a day at a watermark and spy kids tonight! Think I'm finally ready to get back into our regular routine again. And don't hate me, but I am one of those caffeine free bodies, unless you count dark chocolate! xo, tessa

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

What a wonderful look in her eyes. First days of school such a good memory. She is going to do just fine!

Renée Finberg said...

those eyes!!!
what an incredible beauty she is.
it looks as though she won't even need mascara.

your whole family is beautiful.
xx happy sunday