Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Week of Firsts

This first week back from our long vacation has seemed a bit like a whirlwind. I guess you have to get back into real life at some point, but I feel like between the big birthday and a week of orientations, meetings, and firsts, Chad and I are looking forward to sitting down on the couch tonight to do NOTHING!! But it's been a fun week back, and very exciting for the girls.

Aly's first day of 'school' was on Wednesday. Here she is loaded down with her new lunch box and show-and-tell:

She cried while getting out of the car last year, but this year seemed to be an old pro:

Caroline has been asking for a haircut for the past month, so I thought that Wednesday while Aly was enjoying school, Caroline could embrace her first haircut!
Look how grown-up she looks!!

And after waiting for a year while her big sis talked about school, Caroline finally got her chance on Thursday! She was so excited, and picked out her own dress!

I think that the actual "going" to school was a bit of a shock, but the teachers assured me that she stopped crying by the time they reached the door!

She had a great time, and when she and Aly got into the car on Thursday and were all buckled up, I asked how the morning was. Aly said, "When I was getting in pick-up line, I saw a little girl with flip-flops on her dress and I knew that was my sister. So I walked up and gave her a hug and then we sat next to each other in line." That in itself warmed my heart. Then I looked in the back seat and saw the two of them holding hands across their carseats. Absolutely precious.

Friday morning, I think that it was a relief to all of us to spend a morning in pajamas with no schedule, nowhere to go, and nothing to do but relax:

2 comments:

The Huffman's said...

Your girls are too precious! You make me tear up each time you tell stories about how sweet and heartfelt they are! Can't wait to see the 3rd follow in their footsteps!!!

The Smiths said...

Karin
The pic of Caroline getting out of the car for her first day was PRICELESS!!!!!

I don't know what I was thinking when we were there and it was HER VERY FIRST DAY!!!! I am sorry I wasn't more concerned, if not for her, FOR YOU!!!! HOW SWEET! I love all the pics. Tell them we said hey!