first day of school: 2013.

Wait. Hold on a second. Didn’t the summer just start last week? I’m confused. How is it the first day of school already? Everyone else on the planet still has two weeks left!

But it is. Well, it was. Yesterday was our first day of the 2013-2014 school year, no matter my objections. And as I sit here at my computer, in a perfectly still house, my kids are busy getting their learn on.

As always, I made sure to take photos. For comparison’s sake, you can see first day photos from last year and the year before. Wow, I even have photos from Morgan’s first day of her senior year. Sniff sniff. My kids are getting so big. Sigh.

This is Jessie’s first year in HIGH SCHOOL. Yeah. How cute is she, with her pen in her pocket, and her academic blazer? And yeah, her hair is amazingly long. She’s always so willing to jump in front of the camera.

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Alex is a big third grader this year. Though nervous on the first day, he was excited to go and hang out with his friends. And a big plus – his good friend from down the street is in his class this year!

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He’s so fashion-conscience for a young man! He loves plaid shorts, and will only wear skinny jeans. We’re trying out a longer hair cut this year.

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Helen is in her second year of high school this year. She loves volleyball, her friends, and her ombré hair color. Also, I had to drag her out of bed for this photo.

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She gets her braces off later this year, and I can’t wait to see her real smile again!

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Here’s to education. And growth. And documenting it all along the way. Cheers!

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