Wasn't sure how our 5:45AM wake up time would go over... they were sleepy, but it didn't take long for them to shake the grogginess & be excited for the big 1st day!
My big Kindergartener!
Last year, our house was still under construction & we were still living with Gram & Grandpa... so it was fun to have our first start of school out of our own house!
It was a really foggy morning, so the fog would reflect off the flash when pictures were taken...and sadly, at 6:20AM, the flash does want to go off.
(without the flash... no fog, but a little fuzzy as there just wasn't quite enough light yet for flashless photos... what can you do?)
Even though we weren't living with them, Gram & Grandpa still made it out to the bus stop with us bright & early! (one of MANY perks of being neighbors!)
Waiting for the bus... with the fog still lingering.
The kids were excited that Gram & Grandpa's cats (which the kids co-own) came along too... they like to follow Grandpa all over the farm, so they just trotted on out to the bus stop! That's Melanie's cat (above), Pearly May.
And there is Brandon's cat, Wicket... he's a little more shy & sat nearby watching it all.
Here comes the bus!
I was so proud of Melanie... excited, smiling & eager for the day... waving the whole way out! I figured as much... but you never know until the moment. And I was proud of myself... not a single tear! I'm excited for them both for the new school year!
They both had a great first day... & ran all the way back to the house!