Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Double First Day of School

My heart hurts.

Two of my little chickadees are not in my nest today.

These two:

Nolan started second grade at a brand new school, and he handled it like a champ.  He was excited, slightly nervous, and very brave.

Griffin started kindergarten, which has been a little scary for all of us.  He wouldn't speak a word to his teacher last night at the orientation.  He told me later that he was too nervous to talk to her.  This morning he was perfectly brave.  He smiled for all the pictures, walked into his classroom, and didn't cry or cling when we left.  Talk about an accomplishment!

Here are our traditional first-day-of-school pictures:

He chose a Plants vs. Zombies (it's a game on the iPad) lunch box

And Plants vs. Zombies ("PVZ") back pack

Nolan wanted an orange lunch box, but we couldn't find one.  We bought a black lunch box, and he decorated it with neon puffy paints and metallic Sharpie markers.
Nolan chose this orange and black back pack.  It matches the new school shoes he chose.
Me and my boys
While we were taking pictures, our next door neighbors were returning from their morning walk (how cute is that?).  They offered to take a picture of our whole family.  I like having a picture of our family in front of our new house!

Thus begins a new adventure for our family!



  1. This post brought tears to my eyes for so many reasons.
    1. I can't get over how old the boys look.
    2. I feel your anxiety about the school year begining.
    3. I love the personal details each boy put into their bags and lunchboxes.
    4. I love Nolan's shirt. I saw it at Old Navy and thought it was so cute.
    5. I love seeing you in a picture! :)
    6. It is so exciting to see all of the pictures taken in front of the new house.

    I could go on an on, but I will stop there. I love all of you!!!

  2. I'm so excited Griffin's backpack made it for the first day of school!! Way to go Parsons on an awesome drop off and first day of school. I asked Nolan tonight at church how his first day went, he responded with two thumbs up and, "It was AWESOME!" You look gorgeous Mama!