First Things

September has been crammed with a variety of first things.

The first day of school:

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Jeff (7th grade) isn’t smiling because he wants to look cool. Eleanor (5th grade) has taken pains to make sure her new necklace is showing in this picture. William (3rd grade) isn’t smiling because I insisted he wear a jacket instead of the dirty hoodie he loves. Katie (pre-K) is very excited about the little blue notebook she found in her schultute last night. Off we go!

We were then able to squeeze in our annual backyard circus during the last warm weekend of the summer (I suppose that’s a “last thing,” not a first):

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The whole troupe of performers

Katie then had her first day of preschool the following Tuesday. Three hours of kid-free time for me, every day!

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The dress she’s wearing was a gift from Grandma.

Here she is lining up to walk to her classroom:

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Then, William had his first day of Cub Scouts. He usually refuses to wear jeans, but he eagerly puts them on every week for Cubs, so he has loops for his scout belt to go through. I love that kid.

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