Last month the girls started school. The night before we had our traditional back to school night dinner.
The girls decorated the table...
We had beef stroganoff (Grandma K's recipe), with asparagus, rolls and carrots.
Eden wanted to do a spa night to get them all refreshed and ready for school. So we did a manicure, they were going to be wearing tennis shoes so a pedi would have been a waste of time.
Then we did facials, complete with cucumber slices.
The funny thing is I bought that facial mask cream months ago and still haven't used it on myself!
The next day started out great. The girls were both so excited they could hardly sleep, so I was expecting a cranky morning but no. It was so nice taking them both to school at the same time. Last year was brutal with 1/2 day kindergarten and late buses. So off we went...
Eden started first grade. She was quite excited until we got there.
On one hand I was thrilled to watch Maya take off and not need me. On the other hand I was sad to see that she was so grown up. Then watching my confident Eden get all insecure and needy was enough to break my heart.
The next day the girls rode their bikes and I roller bladed. Since I had my roller blades on I couldn't go into the school with Eden. She was not happy about that but I knew that she needed to go on her own. Once again, it was hard to watch her look so insecure. It took a week and a half before that changed...but it did change. Now she is totally fine and loving school.
The first graders had a field trip the first full week of school.
Oh and this picture is great because my little guy on the right got his head stuck in the hole. The poor kid almost lost his ears getting his noggin out.
After school I crashed...literally...one minute I was playing with Camden on the floor, the next minute I was out. Luckily the girls were close by and Aric came home early that day. Who knew a day at the fair could be so exhausting. And just think a year ago I wrote this post (if you click on it, grab a tissue or two, I was pretty sad), but WOWZERS what a difference a year makes!