11 August 2010

first day.

first day.


a certain smallish someone began her educational career today.


k.


[do not believe that face for a minute; she was perfectly giddy about cubbies and mrs. wilhelm and popcorn and pink erasers.]


just a bit nervous.


we stepped outside at ten till seven to grab a few photos, but the sky was pitching a fit and hurling white-hot bolts to the earth, so we promptly stepped back inside. [you can't tell so much since i cranked up the iso, but it was wicked dark out there.]


ready.


elle and her olderish brothers guttled pancakes and milk, scrubbed their pearly whites, and wrestled cowlicks into place. they velcroed shoes and slid into backpacks and bounced around the front door with nervous happiness.


backpack on.


and as the sky split and dropped a river of rain, we saw all four kiddos safely onto their sturdy buses.


lovely weather for the start of school.


in case you were taking bets, i didn't cry, but i did miss them all today. every now and again the stillness startled me, and i had to think about where all the quiet was coming from.

right. public education.

but i worked on orders and editing and before i knew it, the clock hit 2:40 and i hiked up the street to meet my littles.



the day was good to them.

'twas a good day.

down pat.

second grade.

yet another begrudging shot.

[and despite all evidence to the contrary, even He Who Shall Not Be Photographed had a smashing first day of fourth grade.]

all in all, 'twas not so bad.

now i just have to survive tomorrow.

11 comments:

sarah said...

wow! everyone must start school so early compared to us. we still have a few weeks before my a starts preschool. i can only imagine what the quietness must feel like. my kids have been playing chase around and around the table while i do the dishes at night and it is the loudest game ever!

Lisa said...

I have one of those ...
he who will not be photographed.

Great pictures and I am glad that they had a great first day back!

Farmgirl Paints said...

My youngest starts 1st grade this year and will be gone all day. It's the first time in 10 years I will have all day to myself. Weird mixture of sadness and glee. Strange!

MP said...

You said WICKED DARK! Can we be friends for forever?
{glad everyone had a wonderful day! Here's to surviving the next}

Kimberly said...

How much harder it would be to miss them if they weren't having a luverly time of it. So glad Elle likes school! (Emma can't wait to start grade one - she's been pestering me since kindergarten wrapped up)

BUBnCHUNK's HealtH BaR said...

ahhhh Levi just started kindergarten at mililani Mauka!! I still wonder every hour what hes up to!!

Organizing Mommy said...

Tough. Sounds like a challenge.

deb said...

you. have an incredible eye.
it must come from an incredible heart.

the shoe photo, and the bus in the rain,
phenomenal.

lulu and family said...

exciting and a little achy reading this "first day." maybe because this is our oldest's k year, too.=) so nice to hear they are off to a good start! you captured it so well.=)

deb said...

you. have an incredible eye.
it must come from an incredible heart.

the shoe photo, and the bus in the rain,
phenomenal.

BUBnCHUNK's HealtH BaR said...

ahhhh Levi just started kindergarten at mililani Mauka!! I still wonder every hour what hes up to!!