Our summer was great. We had the usual...swimming, girls camp, soccer practices, road trips, fireworks, etc. I hope to post a little about our summer exploits soon...
...meanwhile, back at the ranch...
School started today.
Ella started 1st grade. She's been so excited all summer, but we could tell she was pretty nervous last night and this morning.
Clue number 1: Last night when I tucked her into bed she asked me to pack soda crackers and applesauce (we have a bunch in stock, left over from a bout with the stomach flu last week) in her lunch, in case her tummy wasn't feeling good at school.
Clue number 2: She was up at 6:15 sharp.
Clue number 3:She was on the verge of tears all morning
Clue number4: She did not want any photos taken this AM. Negotiation ensued, and we came to the following compromise. Ella would smile. I was limited to 5 photos....
Photo number 1: the outfit
Photo number 2: the shoes
Photo number 3: excited to see a friend
Photo number 4: 7:55 AM
Photo number 5: waiting for the bus
Photo number 5a (don't tell Ella): Homecoming-hot but happy.