The Girls are back in school - week 4. How old does Paige look in jeans? She begged to have them, I bought them, she put them on once, for 10 minutes to have this picture taken and hasn't looked at them since. Does that sentence sound familiar? It does to me. . . every year at back to school time, I buy them clothes they won't put back on, clothes they insist they love. Paige proudly continues the tradition. We took a whole bunch of pictures for their "back to school" fashion show. I was going to send them to their dad in the desert, but I just downloaded them 5 minutes ago. Anyway, it is fine with me that she doesn't want to put those jeans back on - she's looking a little bit too grown-up for me in that picture.
The transition has been the roughest on Ashlee - as you can see in the picture above. She is not hanging her head just to avoid the camera, she didn't know I had it out. That is how I left her, waiting in line on the first day. She came home much happier (see her smiling above , after school!), but she still has a few days of crying in the morning, not wanting to go. The whole first week, I reminded her to just take things one day at a time, that things would be better, easier as time went on. She is settling in. I am proud of her for struggling through. It helped that Chris came home the Friday of their second week, he makes everything a little easier for all of us. Maggie is in 7th grade - she has been really excited most days about the new school and new opportunities. Middle school!!!! I can't believe it.