Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Three Schoolkids

Finally, the first day of school rolled around.  The kids were up early very excited.  Everyone ate breakfast, got dressed and loaded up backpacks....can't wait to see all our friends!!!

Rhodes even got in on the action!  Wait...where's Lillian??

Oh yeah....there she is. 

She was thrilled until we made her put on her shoes and back pack.  Then total meltdown. 

My big 1st grader!!!

Lillian had stopped crying at this point.  But still wouldn't smile. 

Wait, a few more tears.

Better now that you got all thoses tears out?

Oh. NOPE.  But doesn't she still look so stinkin' cute in her uniform?  It's the smallest they made and I still had to alter it. 

Oh wait...Lillian?  You want to sit on Daddy's lap?  Is that a smile I see???

Switch.Flipped.  Typical Lillian style. 

We had a few more tears when we got to school, but after I accompanied her to her classroom and "laid down the law" (j/k) she was ok.  I kinda snuck out while she was distracted by school supplies!

When I picked her up, she said she wanted to go back.  But we'll see what she says Friday morning. 

I've had a couple of people ask me how I'm doing, did I cry, etc.  No.  I cried with Olivia and Landon but I don't know why I didn't cry with Lillian.  She's been with me almost every single day for the past 4 years and it's time I gently nudge her out of the nest a little bit.  I know almost everyone at the school and they know her.  And I am confidant they will take the best care of her!!!  Can't wait to see her blossom!!


  1. Your family is so beautiful and Lillian is still so dadgum cute even when she is crying!!! I felt so sorry for her but then the smiley pics at the end made me feel better!

  2. That might be the cutest little skirt in the world! And those cutie-patootie little knees just peeking out! ha
    I literally laughed out loud when I read the no crying, oops crying again. Bless her heart. I hope your Friday goes well. I can't wait 'til my preschool starts next week. I'll be down to 1, too!

  3. Those pics of Lillian make me want to CRY! I was the same way as a kid. I hated school. Really, it wasn't school I hated as much as being away from my Momma. Sweet girl. Hope she decides she likes it.

    Have a great school year! They're all so precious.


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