Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Day of school...

Yes, today is the last first day for Andrea from my front door... I tried to be brave and upbeat..I posed them one by one and also in the traditional group shot by the front door...the boys got on the bus and she was mostly ready, so I took the dog for his walk and she left shortly after, back behind the wheel of her Lictus Keystone pickup truck... I puttered around the house for awhile and decided to set the timer to limit my computer time and load up some pictures to journal about later...and then the room was such a mess, that I started cleaning up and putting those special materials for this springs graduation quilts, leftovers from last year, into a plastic storage box and just getting rid of empty bags and boxes and things that find there way to my space... the school supply leftovers were put back into the cupboard for the most part.. the newspapers from Sunday are still on the floor, waiting for a final go-over before taking up residence beside the fireplace... got ready and went to work...or actually I got into the car and went to put it into reverse and this was waiting for me, right where I would see it... I think she gets it...
I love you too, Honey Bunny!!
Andrea's First Day of Preschool
Andrea's First Day of 12th Grade- Seniors Rule!!

Daniel headed off for 9th Grade..
those backpack straps...it's a Transformers Backpack he had to have after watching the movie with his friends..it has flashing lights... I hope no one attacks him because he is so cool...

Albert Lyle Bensink - brand new 6th Grader
Look out World!!

Here is the gang...ripe for the educatin'
-complaining because I'm taking pictures without warning or counting...

SO they fixed my wagon!!
Happy First Day of School...where ever you are!!!

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Thats so nice of your daughter to do that for you. She must have know you were being a brave mommy :) They never really grow up in their mommas eyes. They will always be our little girls/boys wont they!?!?!?

Jocie said...

Thinking of you! That Andrea is pretty awesome.

Rachel B. said...

The last picture is too good! I love the face Andrea is doing!

Hen Jen said...

gosh, it all goes by so fast, doesn't it? You have beautiful kids!

XUE said...

My son started 6th Grade this year too. He attends the German school, as do my 4th Grader daughter. They will always be our Babies, won't they?