Thursday, September 3, 2009

Here we go again...

Back to school.
Two in the middle school this year.
Jillie is in 8th grade.
Reagan is in 6th grade.
Jillie is wearing wedges, so she looks a lot taller than Reagan, but she really has grown tall this summer. Almost as tall as me now and we wear the same size shoe.
Jillie had to go in early to anchor MSTV this morning and Reagan was too nervous to ride the bus without her today. Daddy was their 'bus driver' today. I hope Reagan is doing well. It's a big school and a lot of classes to attend.
Kobe's the only one in elementary school this year (3rd grade).


He is fine with that, especially since he has Mr Muffaletto this year who is not only one of the most creative teachers ever, but also a magician! (We went to see him earlier this week.)
So Kobe headed out on his own this morning, equipped with his new Lakers backpack.

He hopped on the bus as the world's best bus driver called out,
"Hey Kobe!"
And off they went...
Let the tears flow.
For just a little bit.
Hold back a few for Tuesday
when Jackson heads back to preschool.

11 comments:

Greg Garrick said...

I feel old

Sunny said...

CAN. NOT. BELIEVE. THAT. THEY. ARE. SO. BIG. Jillie is HUGE!! (I'm sure she'd love me saying that) You know what I mean, soooo tall and skinny! Wow crazy.It's going to be really sad when Hy goes. It will be mixed feelings because he will be so excited to be with other kids but I will miss him. These kids are false advertising!

Jill said...

Is it wrong that I can still relate to being an 8th grader and can remember you at that age too? When will I get used to being a grown-up?

Angie said...

I love first day of school pictures!!! They all look so cute. Impressive shoes for Jillie too!!!

Shan said...

I am crying just reading this and seeing the pictures! Jillie looks so grown up and wearing wedges?? SO chic and cute. Reagan is adorable as always and Kobe is just a stud.
I too feel like 8th grade wasn't that long ago and now my niece is in 8th? Just not possible :)

Abby said...

Love it!! Jillie looks soooo grown up! Very beautiful and look at those long legs! Are you guys getting a little worried, 16 is right around the corner! :)

I love Reagan's Kermit shirt, proves she can wear anything and still look gorgeous!

And Kobe, a stud as always! Love the Laker backpack!

Michelle said...

I am laughing at Greg's comment. Look what happens when I don't check in on you guys for a few months - you're kids are so grown up!!! They look so adorable! I'm with you on the tears flowing. I do it every year and don't think that will ever stop.

Leanne said...

Great post Nikki! {{{hugs}}}

Holly said...

Yikes! They look soo old! I wish Jillie was in Ethan's school. It must be nice to have an 8th grader as your sister!

I agree with Greg's comment... I feel old....

Cara said...

I'm glad everyone had a great 1st day! What a beautiful neighborhood you live in. It's so green and pretty! I hope you had a good 1st day too♥

Dad said...

Man, I am old! (but still feel pretty young- for an old guy)