Sadly, our summer ended yesterday with the first day of school. We have enjoyed the summer months so immensely that it's really hard to go back, especially since the weather was a blistering 107 degrees!! This year is very special, because Grayson started kindergarten. I still can't believe it. He was up bright and early, and ready to roll by 7am!
This is Mrs. Rushton, his teacher. She was highly recommended by several good friends, and we even got to meet her a few days before school started. She's very nice and sweet, and Grayson's initial comment was that he thought she would be bigger.
These other two blondies are headed back to another year at Balboa Magnet (one of the top schools in the state, I might add). Up until the day prior, their hair was a lovely slime green, thanks to all the swimming. A vinegar rinse took it out so they wouldn't frighten the children on the first day, or cause their teachers to think they are "artistic".
Aww, they love each other so much. Grayson may or may not have socked Derek after this photo.
Can you believe she's in the 5th grade????? Me neither. Her outfit of choice: cutoffs, fake Tom's, and some funky shirt she found. She no longer wears a backpack, BTW- she's way too cool.
Derek is all business. 2nd grade is very serious, so you'd better button up your polo all the way- despite your Mom unbuttoning "just the top one" twice, and despite it being 107 degrees. He insisted on this lunch box (aka- mini cooler), as well as three ice blocks. This from the kid who eats next to nothing.