Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to School

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.


MiriamR said...

I can't believe Maggie is in Middle school. I didn't even realize that! I am glad she likes it. We used to move a lot when I was younger so I feel for Ashlee with the whole new school thing. But it just means more new friends

sharron said...

Thank you, I love the pictures!!! You are right, there is a lot to think about at that beach. The redwood trip looks really fun. Hurray for Ashlee and Maggie! We moved around when I was growing up and it was hard, but ended up good. It was so fun to be with all of you! The picture of the ocean is BEAUTIFUL & should be on display. I love Paige twirling in skirts!! Love, Grandma Honey xo