37&38/52 The Magic Mailbox.

There is a magic mailbox at A's school. At every Friday "town meeting" (a school-wide end-of-week assembly, but really more like a rally, with videos/slideshows/music), a question is posed to the students. Over the following week they create their answers and place them in the mailbox. Their answers may be in the form of a drawing, story/poem, song, or clay sculpture. Last Friday, the question was, "If you were King or Queen of IAA, what would you serve for lunch?". On the way home from school, A decided it would be cucumber salad. The girl loves cucumbers! Then she asked if we had any clay. Well, "no, but we could make some, I guess," was eventually my answer (it took me a while to figure out that we could, indeed, actually make some!). And so our weekend project began. Other than cutting the "cucumbers," she did the entire project herself, and she was so proud to place it in the mailbox on Monday morning.

Back to School.

Enough with the school shots, right?! I wanted to do an "official" back-to-school shoot of A at her new school. Kindergarten is a big deal, after all! Despite being exhausted the first week of school, she insisted on going to do it one evening. She has been very excited about her new school clothes, and I think she wanted an excuse to wear them, as it's been too warm during the day so far to do so. Fatigue did end up getting the better part of her before too long, but I think we got a couple keepers.

36/52 Off to preschool.

This boy was jumping-out-of-his-skin-excited to go to preschool. And I'm not sure I've ever seen such love for a lunchbox before!
Yes, there is a watermark now on the pics. After noticing some hits from Brazil on the blog, I'm getting more paranoid about people stealing photos. This is just a way to make it a little less tempting.

35/52 Kindergarten!

Our oldest started Kindergarten this week. Oh, how bittersweet it is. Thankfully, she was SO excited, and I know she's so very ready.
Don't you wish you had a pair of purple sparkly shoes like that?!
"The road ahead."