Thursday, August 23, 2007

Remember to memorize pages 39 to 110 for tomorrow's lesson.

Today was the first day of school! The satisfying feel of a new crayon in your hand, the rustle of new uniforms, the scent of the teachers' raw panic: the start of a new school year brings back so many memories. Like the memories of taking Number One to her first day of kindergarten four years ago and having to pull over to the side of the road afterwards to sob uncontrollably.

Luckily, taking Special to her own first day of school was not quite so traumatic. She was thrilled to be starting kindergarten, and her first words to me at the end of the day were, "I loved it!"
Number One had a great day herself on her first day of fourth grade. She allowed me to take one picture in her classroom, and then she was ready for me to go:

We met at Ben & Jerry's at the end of the day for our traditional First Day of School Ben & Jerry's Extravaganza:
I would buy her Lemonade Sorbet every day of her life just to see that smile!
More pictures from today are here.


Anonymous said...

Loved these photos! So glad the girls enjoyed their first day.

ErinKH said...

I think a Ben and Jerry's tradition is a GREAT idea! Let's all have one :)
~Erin H.