Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to school - ALREADY?!

Emma wanted to start the school year with a new haircut, and she opted for a much shorter cut this time. She's been growing out her bangs for well over a year now, and they were finally long enough that - with this cut - her hair is all one length. I love it!

For us, the new school year always begins with a fun tradition - opening the "Schultute" - the night before the first day of school. (Click here to see previous year Schultutes and what it means.)

It was a beautiful morning - the first day of 3rd grade! We were up so early that the kids had time to play in the backyard.

Emma purchased her own outfit for the first day of school. She was so proud to spend her own money! When did she get so big?!?!

Emma with her 3rd grade teacher - Mrs. Menke.

Nate wishing Emma a good day.

As Nate and I pulled out of the parking lot, I was very tearful. I love having Emma home in the summer, and another school year means she is growing up way too fast! Nate and I spent the morning at the park...then rushed over to get Emma (thank goodness for a half day) and we all headed to the pool. Overall, the first day of 3rd grade was a great day.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

I love Emma's new haircut too! She's growing up!! Love your tradition before school!;)