Isaiah 61:3b - "And they will be called Oaks of Righteousness, a planting of the LORD, a display for His splendor....
We are off to a great school year with a 1st, 3rd, 5th grader and a FRESHMAN! Goodness, time flies!
After finding the photo below, I am seeing that my precious ones have already changed SO much from last year!!!!!! I am also seeing, that our lighting was WAY better last year then our cloudy start this year. Doggone it! Oh well, can't win 'em all! ;)
Destiny - Freshman
I cannot believe Destiny is a FRESHMAN IN HIGHSCHOOL, I called her "Frosh" all day. She didn't get it. ;)
Our little curled hair and lip gloss, earrings and fancy clothes gal last year, has settled into a more simple beauty routine this year. It's neat to watch her find her own look and style, and embrace it.....she recognizes more than I did at her age, that true beauty comes from within.
Tylan - 5th grade
Even though Ty looks too cool for school in these pics, his glasses serve a purpose. He had a severe reaction to some sort of plant and his eyes are a wreck. He cannot even keep them open in bright light they water and complain so bad. Eye doctor says just give it some time, he'll be good as new in a week or so.
Avery - 3rd grade
Our little fashionista, stayed up way past her bedtime last night, so mommy could put her hair in curlers for school today. She has such a sassy little style and has really changed and grown up a lot this year. She really wants to do well and tries hard with grit, determination and a little pink tongue that stinks out of the corner of her mouth when she is thinking REALLY hard. Too cute!
Paxton - 1st grade
Pac-man is smart as a whip, when he wants to try! ;) He did all of 1st and most 2nd grade with his sister, when he was little, before boycotting reading half way through last year. We gave him a break, but now its HIS turn to do it, and he is ready to "disappear into other worlds" like his siblings do in chapter books. Sounds like a plan, Stan!
Sophie - old woman
Sophie is an old old woman, and she sure loves her close quarters, RV traveling, family. She is never far from "HER" kids, and always keeps a close eye on them, even napping on the couch, or chair near them during school. She can hardly stand it when 2 are outside and 2 are in, who does she watch first?!
It wasn't our smoothest morning, we got a later start than I wanted, and still tried to squeeze in a quick photo shoot of each kiddo, before diving into our new school year. But we got it done, just not without some hollering and some tears, some rolled eyes and some outfit changes! Oh well, such is life!!!!
I told them in the next photo, just relax and be yourselves.....
Sooooo, are your kiddos back to school? How is it going? :)