Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to School

Here's Robbie, smiling because he knows that's the quickest way to get his photo-nazi mom off his back. I asked him to lay out his clothes last night and he couldn't be bothered, telling me he'd just grab whatever in the morning. Just a hint of the I'm-too-cool-for-my-parents stage starting to emerge. I'm so glad he has one more year of elementary school left, I am not ready for Jr. High.

Joey says he's not excited for school to start, but he's so social and energetic I have no doubt he'll come home happy. He didn't care much what he was wearing today either, except he insisted on sneakers, not his Teva's, which I thought would keep him cooler. Joey had the heaviest backpack of the three, and the only homework for the first day.

Ellie was the only one who admitted she was excited to start school, and she was all about the outfit. She really didn't need any new clothes, but I let her pick out a few, just to have something new to wear on the first day. She really belongs at a private school, since she kept gravitating toward the uniforms. Here's what she settled on:

And of course Ainsley still wants to be just like her big sister.

Poor Ainsley, if she'd been born a couple of months earlier they'd all be in the same school for one year. She was sad to see all of her playmates leave for the day, but perked up at the promise of a trip to the park, with a packed lunch, just like the big kids.

Right now she's got a friend over, and they're playing downstairs. It is exceptionally quiet here. I love it. It might even make up for the hectic mornings and stress of homework.


Swimmingmom said...

I can't believe Robbie is that old! Crazy! Cute pics. Love how the girls are wearing the same thing!!!!

Natalie said...

years from now, your children are going to look back at their lives, and august-october of the year 2010 is going to seem like a big black hole. they aren't going to be able to remember what they looked like, or what they were up to. there will be a gap that they are never going to be able to fill. unless you start blogging again. i mostly just miss being in on the haps with the marsh family. also, it's been way too long since we've chatted. which truly feels like a gap that cannot be filled.