The school year has officially begun. Henry started his year a day before the girls did. He had to leave the house at the un-Godly hour of 6:30 in the morning, so I had to rely on artificial light to take his back-to-school photo. Henry is a ninth grader and in high school.
He posed willingly for one photo but he has his limits.
Georgia and Josie started school the next day with Middle Schooler Georgia leaving first, a half-hour after Henry.
Georgia is going through a phase where she tilts her head to the left when she's having her photo taken.
Be warned that her back-to-school photos will make you feel slightly off-kilter.
Georgia had the hair around her face dyed florescent pink for school and it looked great - until she spent an afternoon at the pool and the chlorine bleached the dyed parts. She was really disappointed, but I thought the light pink sections were pretty, too. If you look closely, you can see the pink parts.
Georgia is now in Sixth Grade.
Our elementary school has the latest start time. Henry had been gone for an hour and a half and Georgia had been gone for an hour before Josie took her position in front of the fire place for her photos.
Josie is a fourth grader this year.
After the rush of getting the big kids out the door, Josie and I will have an hour to kill each morning before we leave to walk to school together. We're on day two for the girls and on day three for Henry and our mornings have not yet slipped into a routine.
As always, I'm sad at the start of school. Henry already had an essay to write for homework last night and while he moaned and groaned and struggled to work through the assignment, I wished that we could rewind to last week, when the only thing pressing we had to do was buy the school supplies and find someone to go to the pool with.