This is the face of the little girl who was very sure she wasn't going to make any friends....
....despite the fact that there were little girls risking getting in trouble to call out her name, step out of line and give her a hug.
This is the face of the boy who will break down his nervous and excited amounts by percent.....
....despite the fact that he walked right up the stairs to his classroom without even a look back at Mommy.
This is what a Third Grader and a First Grader look like.....
....despite the fact that I have VERY CLEARLY instructed them that they are NOT allowed to grow up.
And THIS is the face of the three year old who will be starting pre-school soon and who MIGHT have been forgotten and accidentally locked in the car until another MOM at the school turned before everyone crossed the street and asked, "Where's Ella?"
Thankfully, that face is very forgiving. "Why did you leave me in the car?" she asked while in her seat, playing with her toys.
Mommy, Daddy, Ella the (This-Was-The-First-Time-Ever-I-Swear) Forgotten joined Uncle Andy and Auntie Shell in our First Day of School Tradition: Pancakes and Bacon. Now, we are all ready for a nap.
Will someone remind me to wake up before 2:20??