First out the door was Grace…after sleeping through her alarm (here it goes again), and a scramble to get her to sit down and eat rainbow pancakes with us.
She missed our two minutes of scriptures.
But honestly, have I mentioned how much I adore having that girl home? Seriously I love it so much and now I may never let her leave again.
Then it was time for these girls to take off…
A little side-note I want to remember about clothes: Claire was so happy to find that shirt with Grace the day before school started (on a shopping trip with Grace’s brand-spanking-new drivers license).
And I literally jumped through hoops to sweet-talk Lucy into trying on that new shirt I grabbed in desperation to find something at Target. It is so difficult to find clothes for that child. They have to fit her decently AND they have to be soft as soft can be for her to approve. She gets set on the clothes she has and does not like when I try to get her to wear anything new, even when she desperately needs it. She thanks me profusely on her birthdays or holidays when I don’t buy her clothes as gifts.
But I want to remember that I had to do some fancy talking to get her to try that sucker on. And once she did, she was in love.
Parenting is such an interesting journey.
Ok so before Claire left, a big group of friends came over and I took their pictures. I guess the gathering of her friends here on important school mornings is becoming a tradition.
That sure is a heck of a lot of 8th grade girls I tell you!
(those eight fingers they’re all holding up is for 8th grade)
Something about having that many girls and them being in 8th grade is a recipe for a little drama every now and again but they sure are great girls…hope they can all help each other out through the years.
Then it was time for this girl to head out.
Braces and all.
We took the tandem bike to school and dropped her off in a sea full of kids.
I got no pictures of the rainbow pancakes or of the after-school-cookie-chat, but here they are right before dinner, ready to spill out the beans about their day.
Sometimes life just needs a little routine.
Here we go again.
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