Wednesday, August 28, 2013

School days!

I can hardly believe that the kids will start school tomorrow morning.  I'm writing up this post now, because I won't have the chance to be near a computer for the next few days....

Tomorrow marks the first day of school for Thomas, a missed first day of preschool for Maia, and a double-knee surgery for Sofia.

In passing, we've already started to receive get well cards and packages for Sofia.  We haven't shared them with her yet, but you've made my heart swell, and I know that you will brighten her day when she opens them...

For now, I thought I'd share the back to school photos I took of the kids last week.  This is my third year posting these back to school photos of the kids on the blog.  It's unreal, when I go back, to look at how much they've grown (click and click to see what I mean.)


Sofia will rejoin her peers in 3rd grade sometime in November if everything goes well with her rehabilitation.  Until then, a tutor will come in a few hours a week and I will take on the role of homeschooling mama.  This will be a very different back-to-school time for all of us!


My Thomas is growing up so fast!  Something happens between kindergarten and 1st grade to make them look so much older: he lost his chubbier cheeks, and demanded cooler hair-cuts.  (the verdict is still out on that one, but I do the best I can!)  He is minus a front tooth, and looking forward to learning how to read this year so that he "can do it myself because you don't want to read my star wars books, like, 100 times, but I want to." Sorry, buddy.  ha.


I'm still having trouble getting Maia to cooperate with the camera, but I can't get enough of those yummy cheeks.  She wouldn't give back the giant pencil and scribbled on my "complete works of Shakespeare." harrumph.  Maia will be starting back at preschool with a new teacher, and without any of her friends from last year.  For a kid who shies away from change, this is a big deal.  When we talked about it, she resolved to "tell Marlene that I'm nervous, and she will hug me."  I think she'll be just fine.

The backdrop for our little photo-shoot was simply a doodled frame on our chalk-wall, and some bookprint apples, with the color sponged on.  The book pages are so thin that I was able to cut 4 apples out in one pass.... yay!

♥.





18 comments:

  1. I love those kids of yours. <3

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  2. Cute photos! Carina is also not the most cooperative with photos right now. Sometimes she hams it up for me, and other times I get "I'm not doing that right now Mom"

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  3. They are all gorgeous!(even Thomas!) You and Amar make beautiful babies. Let me know in a couple of weeks, when you have gotten in a certain routine, when would be a good time to drop off a little something for Sofia.

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  4. So cute! This is such a great way to capture pictures of the kids as they grow up! :)

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  5. Sooooo going back to Chapters and buying that pencil!!

    Please PLEASE squish those cheeks on my behalf. I LOVE THEM.

    Good luck to Sofia and Mumma, I am sure tomorrow is going to be a long day for you. I will be thinking of you!

    I hope the other two have nice east first days - I love Thomas' goal (how thoughtful), and I hope Maia gets her hug!! <3

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  6. Oh, I love these! I hope Sofia's surgery goes well!

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  7. They are all beautiful! I have a 3rd grader and 1st grader too...how crazy time flies! I will be thinking of you and Sofia tomorrow and praying! Please keep us updated! xoxo

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  8. Your children are so beautiful, Elena! I love the photos...so smart of you to get them! I wish them all a wonderful and productive school year...and my continued prayers for Sofia's speedy recovery!!! Thanks so much for the update :-)

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  9. The most adorable pictures!! I hope everything goes well with Sofia's surgery!

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  10. you have beautiful children...it will be a great year :)

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  11. Very nice all the best to your three beautiful kids and hope that Sofia recovery is very quick.

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  12. Such ADORABLE pictures! Best wishes for the new school year! :)

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  13. FAB photos!!
    You have such adorable kids ... wow!!
    Hope the surgery goes well!! *fingers crossed*

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  14. You have the cutest kids! I love these photos!

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  15. LOVE these photos! Awesome! Wish I had kids to do this with!! :)

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