Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School

Well, today was the big day. The morning went off without much of a hitch (just a couple of minor skirmishes over the dresses the girls had decided to wear and Kevin lollygagging at the last minute . . . some things never change). Everyone got out the door on time, and Mom even had a few minutes to put a little makeup on to make a good impression (on who??) on the first day of school. (I'll show up looking like something the cat dragged in for the rest of the school year, but at least I let the teachers and other parents know that I'm capable of putting myself together.)


Annabelle, Joey, and Daisy

Walking to school

Me and my girls

Joey was a tad nervous, Daisy was super excited, and Annabelle was a little reluctant to actually enter the classroom. It was all so hectic, I didn't even have a chance to get all teary - and I always cry on the first day of school.

Lilah was a little ticked off to not be going to school with the girls, but once she, Finn and I got home, all was well.

The kids all had a good first day. Kevin likes all of his teachers so far and exchanged phone numbers with a kid he knows from last year. Joey came bounding out of his classroom at the end of the day with a big grin on his face and announced that his teacher is funny. The twins had much to report from their first day, and all went well. Neither one of them used the restroom at school, but hopefully they'll get over that in time.


As for Michael, no chemo again today. He went in, but his white blood cell count is still down, so it's put off for another week. Don't really know what else to say about that, except it's a long row to hoe.


Carla said...

I'm so glad it all went well! Yeah! Truth be told I was only actually worried about you and Lilah... ;-)

Carla said...

P.S. (Insert lots of bad words here) re: the chemo!

Leigh Anne said...

what great pictures of the kids starting school. and the mama is beautiful :)

glad everything went good. sorry you didn't even get a chance to get misty. i've been doing that for all of my friends who have kiddos starting kindergarten this year.

and BOO for the low white count. always thinking of you guys!

Nicole O'Dell said...

Love the pics by the white, picket fence. :)

Come on white count! :(

Meghan said...

So glad everyone had a great first day! I will keep Michael in my prayers. :)

Anonymous said...

How grown up do Annabelle and Daisy look! I'm glad it all went well. Thinking of you all - especially M.

ashamom said...

You all look great!!!
I am happy to hear first day went so well!
Lots of thoughts coming M's way!!!