Summer flew by this year. It probably didn't help that it was indeed 2 weeks shorter than usual. But really, I don't know where the last 2 1/2 months went! It seems like they just got out of school and here we are starting all over again.
Lucky for me, they were super excited to go back to school. Berlin couldn't wait to be in first grade and stay in school all day like the big kids. She has been wanting to bring lunch to school and eat in the cafeteria and finally she can. Here she is all gussied up for the first day of 1st Grade. When she grows up she wants to be a veterinarian, an artist, and a scientist.
Finley was excited because he finally has neighborhood friends in his class - this hasn't been the case the last 2 years. Here he is all decked out for his first day of 3rd Grade. When he grows up he wants to be an explorer.
I bought him some TOMS for his school shoes this year. He wasn't too happy about it because he said they looked like girl shoes. But, after wearing them that first day, he was hooked. He loves them and are now his go-to shoe. So cute.
The first day was a success. To celebrate, we went out for frozen yogurt at our favorite place ... Menchies! This tradition is one of our favorite. Finley was so excited to come home and give me my homework. Yep, that's right, I had homework on the first day of school. Darn all those school forms!