Monday, August 31, 2009

First Bus Ride of the School Year

I am always late to everything, so for the first day of school, I was late. I was running around trying to get three kids dressed and ready to go, all before 7:30 am. School starts at 7:45 and I really needed them all in the car and buckled by 7:25 if I were going to be there on time. It was just not happening. I did manage to get one picture of Little Cowpoke on the first day of school. But I just waited until the first day the kids rode the bus to take pictures. I know, this picture is all out of focus, but it was cute anyway. I was having camera issues that morning. It was really humid outside and my camera kept fogging up. I even had set it outside 25 minutes before I wanted to take pictures and it still was fogging up. Little Cowpoke was pretty excited for school. He was all about going once a day or so, but he goes to Pre-K five days a week from 7 am until 3:30 pm. Little Cowpoke thinks it is a bit much. I was so excited for him to wear his uniform. I love his tiny tennis shoes!! They are so cute. I was all excited about those because all my kids wear are cowboy boots, muddy boots, or flip flops. And if anyone can tell me what I can do about the washed out sky in all my pictures, I would love to know, it's driving me nuts! Now, one may ask where Big Cowpoke is? Well, Big Cowpoke did not want his picture taken. He was being an old stick in the mud. See that happy face? And see the fog on my camera lens? I swear, the south is like living in a tropical rain forest! It's so humid. But the bus was coming and the kids were excited about getting on the bus. I love how big Little Cowpoke's book bag is! It's the same book bag that Big Cowpoke used in Pre-K and Kindergarten. I am a cheap mom and refuse to buy new book bags every year. If the bag doesn't have a hole or a broken zipper, they have to use it! And now that they are both gone from 7 am to 3:30pm it is quite and I still don't get anything done.

14 comments:

ezra_pandora said...

lol!! Today is my first day home alone too with kids AND hubby gone for the day. I keep wandering around looking at all the stuff I should be doing, but then keep looking elsewhere instead and nothings getting done. My boys both have to wear uniforms too, and I keep taking pictures every day because my little one keeps saying "aren't I so cuuuute?" when he puts a different combination on. lol

Paula said...

Girl - there are days I wish the bus would just come by and take my kids for an all day ride! hehe! AND I am always flying by the seat of my pants, always in a rush!

Enjoy the quiet, make a list, have a cup of coffee!

Blessings~
P.

Tj and Mark said...

Cute photos even with the fog.

The Wife said...

Awww, the excitement of the first day of school.

Julene said...

I totally agree. I couldn't wait for the first day of an all day and the kids were gone and the next thing I know it is 3:00 and they will be home in 15 minutes. What did I do all day? I swear time goes faster when the kids are in school just to tease us. :)

Pony Girl said...

Aw, they look so cute in their unis, ready for school! :) I didn't know lenses could fog...guess I'll discover that this fall/winter. Let me know if you figure out a solution!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Such cuties! I love how little cowpokette is posing too.
It's been a looong time since my kids were that little!

Today was my first day back to school too!

Gayla said...

Ooooh I almost forgot how humid it is down there about now. I can't believe you had to put your camera outside before taking the pictures. Now if only it would've worked, huh? What handsome boys! That sure sounds like a long day for a 4 year old. Good thing they have nap time. I hope this hurricane season is good to you.

Stephanie said...

Awww...first day of school. Great pics - nice thinking with the green shirts and grass!

Dusty Devoe said...

Oh, so cute! I still remember Pony and Paint Girls first day of school. Of course I cried!!!

Danielle Michelle said...

Kids going to school are so cute. We have Becky in the pre-K where I teach so I get to take her every morning and she's so funny to listen to on the ride in! Remember when school was that much fun!

The Wades said...

Adorable, with or without the fog.

That is a long preschool program. I bet you're loving that. My son only goes MWF from 8:30-11:30.

Such cute kids you have.

Alex said...

olivia was super pissed that i made her use the same bag from last year too! She was bummed, but it was expensive and there was NOTHING wrong with it! she of course wanted a new one. but i held out, and she was just fine with the old one

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awww, your kids are so cute! I remember when my kids attended public school, but we only lived a block from school so we walked together. I agree about the day passing faster when they are in school. When my daughter was a baby, I had to even wake her up in the morning to take the twins to school...and then wake her up again to pick them up in the afternoon. It was so inconvenient.
Now we don't have to do any of that anymore now that we homeschool. And we save thousands of dollars each year on back to school clothes, school supplies, lunch items, school fundraisers and parties. But even though we still pay taxes to the schools, we have to pay for our own curriculum, so we still spend a bit of money. It all evens out I guess.
I love being home with my kids, though. We have a lot of fun together all year. I can't imagine not seeing them for 8-9 hours every day. That day will come soon when they will be out on their own...and then the house will be so very quiet.....for the rest of my life.
(Well at least until grandkids arrive. lol!)

~Lisa