It was a big day. Big.
Carter took off first, with his dad for the first time since starting school. Blake had to work and couldn't be there to walk Jack in, so he took Carter instead.
With Laine, before leaving......
Then, it was Jack's turn.
Of course, he asked to wear a tie to "be handsome".
God, I love this kid.
LC felt left out in many ways today, so I was quick to indulge her wishes, including a solo pic of her and Lamby.
Then, she took the camera.
Yep, that looks about right.
I made the dire mistake of including the red/white gingham dress in two options for Laine this morning.
The significance didn't occur to me until she said, "Yes. Dat one. So we can be twins."
Mommy and Daughter dressing alike. It was a new low. But, again, I indulged. Only two comments at the school.
Hey! I kinda look like a Mom here!
Jack is button happy.
Hence the progression.
"Give me the camera, Jack!"
Time to go. No tears yet.
These two are very proud of their backpacks.
Please don't miss the matching lunch box that clips on. Jack is super impressed with this set up.
My precious Kindergartner. The world is not ready. But, it's coping, I think.
We got there early, turned in some paperwork to the office and then toured the grounds a little bit. I got permission to peak into Carter's classroom since I missed him this morning.
He saw us at the door quietly waving......and then with about 50% affection and 50% feigned annoyance, remarked, "Dorks!" to his classmates.
Time to go in. Jackie found his name tag first.
Laine and I stayed for about 45 minutes, getting acquainted with his teacher and the classroom rules.
Finally, it was time to say 'goodbye'.
Breaks my heart. My two little buddies are on their own. Lainey has spent nearly every single day with Jack since she was born. This is Jack's first time to do something on his own. It didn't phase him. He waved at us and walked right in.
Lainey cried first.
Then, I did.
After 'girls day' at home......something I've actually been looking forward to for a long time.....(more on that later)......we returned to the school to pick up our boys.
"Where's my brudder?!"
Jack walked out with his dog ears on, took his place on the black top and waited as he was told to do. Upon seeing me, he shouted, "Wook, Mom! We're s'posed to be dogs. Ha ha."
Thank you, Jack.
Of course, after exiting Kindergarten and being asked for a picture, he remembered his grumpy face. Keepin' it real.
And, they finally saw each other. It was super sweet.
And, big brother, too!
Hugs all around.
I dragged Carter through the campus to take his obligatory 'first day of school' picture at his desk that I do each year.
Wasn't that long ago that this kid started Kindergarten. Pictures and post here.
Check out his name on the desk. Already made the "C" into a wave with a surfer. Cute.
My grade school kiddos.
Those are my boys.
We had a great day.
Here's to an awesome 2011-2012 school year!