The kids hopped out of bed at 6:40 as soon as I called them. They were very excited for school to start.
I made them a tasty breakfast of cinnamon bun waffles. I found the recipe on Pinterest. And by recipe, I mean the following directions: Place Pillsbury cinnamon bun on waffle iron and close. They turned out so cute and they heated right up and the kids thought they were delicious. And I felt like Mom of the Year! But I didn't take a picture because, hello! 6:40 AM!
Here are our annual first day of school shots:
Poor Peter is crammed into last years shorts. I goofed up and ordered size 12s which I thought were a size up from last year. And they were, sort of. Last year's shorts are 10 slims so a size up, I guess, would be 10 regulars not 12 regulars. So the new shorts I got him were literally falling off of him - even though we tightened them with the elastic/button waist cincher in the shorts AND used a belt. Our only alternative was to wear last year's shorts. He said he was fine with them but I'm sure he was uncomfortable.
Oh and guess what? I ordered the shorts this morning but they are backordered at Lands' End and won't ship out until 9/4. So it looks like he will be squeezed into these for a couple of weeks more. I checked several stores at the mall and guess what? No one is selling shorts in August. But if you want a fur lined parka, I can tell you just where to get one!
Dan typically does drop-off in the mornings but he is out of town this week so I got to drop the kids off. And I figured, well since I'm in town, I might as well mosey on over to Target. I spent a glorious hour and a half wandering aimlessly around Target pushing my shopping cart and humming to myself and buying things that I knew I could get cheaper at Wal-Mart and I didn't once have to say, "NO! We are not getting a toy, book, video game, movie!).
It was lovely.
And then I left Target and thought to myself, "I think I miss the kids!"
And then I headed to Kohl's and didn't give the kids another thought until it was time to pick them up!
All in all it was a great first day of school.
Except that they both have homework. Oh, summer. How I miss the already!