Good morning Everyone!
As hard as it is to believe, our summer vacation is over, and school started today! It really does seem like it was only last week that summer vacation was just starting. See, The First day of Summer Vacation .
Since it was the first day of school, of course pictures were called for. Kayla is entering fourth grade this year, and was gracious enough to wear the outfit I bought for her for the first day of school without any fuss. Kayla started our picture-taking session by telling Darwin what to do.
Kayla telling Darwin what to do.
He wasn’t exactly listening.
Darwin wasn't exactly listening.
So we left Darwin out of the next few pictures. I tried hard to get a good one of her smiling but I’m not sure how well I succeeded.
What IS it with her and the camera?
This picture I though was a good close-up.
Just playing around
Almost time to go....
Then she realized she really was leaving in just a minute:
I really am going to leave in a minute, aren't I?
Once Mark came out, Darwin decided to re-enter the picture-taking process.
Daddy and Darwin Make Me Smile!
Then, a small miracle happened – Darwin stood still long enough for me to get a good shot of all three of them!
As I watched Kayla and Mark walk out the door, ghosts of memory walked out beside them – each of the little girls that Kayla used to be that also went out that same door for a new school year. My favorite memory is from kindergarten. We took pictures that day too.
Mark and Kayla, first day of kindergarten
At the door, ready to go, with Tyra
We drove Kayla to school for the first day of Kindergarten, and walked into the school with her to take her to the classroom. Although she insisted the whole time she wasn’t nervous, of course we knew she was. Still, we got to the front doors of the school, she took each of our hands, and as we opened the door to go in together, she took a deep breath, and a solidly determined look came over her face – she was going to succeed in entering this new phase of her life, no matter what. We knew she was going to be okay after that.
Here’s hoping you and yours, whatever grade they may be in, have or had a good first day of school this year!
Have a great day everyone!