Wednesday, September 3, 2008

And they're off!

{First day of FIRST grade :: First day of THIRD grade}

Dear babies.
Today is the day! We're starting a new year + it's the two of you together... ALL DAY! How fitting it was to see best friends board the bus in such excitement to begin a new school year. Taylor, I can't believe you're old enough to be a third grader. It seems like just yesterday you were this small...
{First day of Kindergarten :: Sept. 2005}

Connor was so sad to see you go, leaving him behind. 
He even ran inside to get his backpack hoping to go with you.

but now, my dear sweeties, you go together, hand in hand this bright sunny perfect morning, filled with waffles + bacon + juice. Don't forget to take the money I gave you to the cafeteria to pay for your lunch. Don't forget to say 'please' + 'thank you'. Speak clearly + listen to the teacher. Don't talk during class. Be a good friend to others. Keep your shoes tied. I love you. I'll be here when you return. Can't wait to hear all about your big day!


[BrookeO] said...

This is honestly the cutest thing ever.

They are so cute. I love you all!
xx oo xx

Tiffany said...

You are darling! Bacon, waffles? You're good. My kids stayed up until 11:00 the night before school started and I'm pretty sure it was cold cereal that day! I LOVE the shot of the kids with the bus in the background. So great.

Rob and Juliann said...

ALright, I've been blog stalking you. (I'm not crazy, but emily w. and steph are talking about you all the time, so I have to know who they are talking about, we did overlap our NH lives but I only talked to you once) This post made me CRY! The pic of Conner and how he got his backpack and was crying cause he couldn't go with her. AHHH!

April said...

K I love these - Connor is going to LOVE having that picture of him crying pop up in the future :) How did Brody do?

Kristal said...

Im a little misty-eyed myself. This is the sweetest back-to-school post I've read this year!

Vanes said...

I love those pictures!! Can I have some waffles too? Post that recipe - or E-mail me! The Barben's are needing some of those YUMMY waffles!! :)
*I noticed the hand sanitizer on Taylor's backpack! YOU NUT!!

Stephanie said...

This post is so great. You capture all life's events so well! Thanks, Jaime!! Both of them in all day school! How's Brody doing?

Alisha said...

Great pics. Enjoy them wanting to be with each other while it lasts.

Rachel said...

That is the cutest ever! I love that they are best friends! Such cute, sweet kids! I just love them! Your pictures are amazing! Fun talking to you todaym thanks again!