Wednesday, September 2, 2009

School bag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning.

That blessed day has finally come! It's the first day of school and everyone here is excited for it. Monday we got all of our school supplies. Tuesday we finalized the outfits for the next day. Today we sent them off with light hearts and studious minds {hopefully} to their respective buses.

Abbey is starting the 6th grade feeling a little anxious, but mostly ready and happy. She asked me to help her pick out an outfit for today. I'm sure this will become a more rare occurrence, so without hesitation I obliged. She looks grown up to me. She's still my little girl, but I see her changing so quickly. {sigh}

As we were downstairs getting Abbey ready we heard a loud thump upstairs. That could only mean that Lindsay was awake. Still warm from sleep and very frowzy morning hair, she crawled into my lap and we snuggled for a while. She has done this ever since she was old enough to get out of bed on her own. I couldn't help but wonder how much longer I have till she thinks she's to old to snuggle with momma.

School supplies are organized and issued by Jeff. Lindsay went with the satchel design of backpack this year. Abbey kept hers from last year. She still loves it. I also think that the fact that she bought it with her own money has made her a little more attached.

Here's this years back to school morning pictures. I just keep having that ABBA song roll through my mind. Hence the inspiration to the post tittle. :)
The haircut? New!!!{singsong voice}


Just an inconvenient scrape on the chin. It's healing quickly.

Happy back to school everyone!

12 comments:

Alicia said...

They look great on their first day of school. I like the new hair too!

Em and Ms said...

Cute girls! I hope they love school this year.

Stephanie said...

Adorable.
...............still waiting for the changes post.....................
Did Jeff get a wonderful job offer?
Are you moving closer to your famiy? A new addition? My brain just keeps on anticipating.....

Melanee said...

Cute girls! I am also looking for the big changes post. You are keeping us all on pins and needles. I am voting for the new addition!

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

I think this is the best day of the year!! The girls are so sweet and beautiful. Give them both big hugs for us!

Brooke said...

Heidi, you and Jeff have two very beautiful girls!! I hope they have a wonderful first day of school!

SuzanSayz said...

This has been an emotional week for me seeing my precious girls starting a new school year.
Alexandra on Monday and Abbey (first grandchild to hit middle school) and Lindsay going back on Wednesday.
Keeping back tears here.

Lisa said...

Such beautiful girls. I love them so much.

I hope that Abbey enjoyed middle school. Her haircut is perfect! And I also love the way it is combed. So pretty on her.

And tell Lindsay that I had almost that EXACT same bag when I was in the 5th grade!

LKP said...

woo hoo, cute cute cute! hope the 1st day back was AWESOME! daisy's was groovy. she just found out she made the "b" team, but the AM practicing "b" team so she's stoked (and i'm stoked since that works WAY better with piano lessons)!!! hoorah, win-win-win! hope things are fabulous now that school's back in. =) BLOG HUGS!!!

Kelly said...

I'm really happy that they're so excited for school to start. They look great and very much ready for it too. Pretty cool with the messenger bag too.

Jeanette said...

They are adorable! I LOVE the new haircut. So fresh and mature. What did you decide on the makeup? And do tell what the new changes are.

Amy said...

So cute. Although I wonder how we have these children that are looking so old, when we are still so young. And just you wait when Abbey finishes 6th grade she will look like she aged 10 years. Well maybe not that many but they look out of place to be in elementary when the school year is over.