Here is Maya on her first day of middle school.
Converse and Aeropostale is all the rage these days at her middle school. She was prepared with her wardrobe...notice it's still t-shirt and jeans. I wonder if she will ever break away from her uniform...
This has been quite the emotional week for us...by us I mean me and Maya. We had the same amount of anxiety and stress over it. I tried my hardest to not let her see my freaked out side. I did really, really well until the night before. I was watching her relieve her nervous energy by organizing all of her drawers and cleaning the bathroom at 8:30 at night! We had to make her stop. Aric gave the girl's blessings and after Maya's was done she crawled practically on my lap and started to cry. She blurted out through her tears..."WHY CAN'T I JUST STAY WITH YOU! WHY CAN'T YOU JUST COME WITH ME!" I completely lost it at that point and we wept together.
I did a carpool with one of Maya's besties so that she had someone to walk into school with everyday. Today was day four and she was still pretty nervous heading out the door but when she comes home she has a smile on her face and that's all that matters.
Here is Eden on her first and second day of Third Grade...
She was so ridiculous about her hair. She wanted it to be crimped so badly. She picked out her outfit from head to toe. She thought she looked like a rock star, so how could I dare give her any imput.
She has some good friends that made it real easy for her to say goodbye to me.
Second day outfit...because she wanted me to document it.
Camden is so sad. He asks about the girls all day, everyday. He is one sad little brother...
This is actually a picture of him looking at the garbage truck because he love them, but it's pretty much represents his longing for them now that they are gone all day.