First day of K, 3rd, 7th, and 8th

On this, my second day of working the dog-watch (overnight) shift - I was able to make it home just in time to see the girls off to school.

This year is the first year since we were married (16 years ago) that ALL of our kids are in school, and we have none at home during the day.  (Which, I hope helps, when it comes to working the overnight shift...  A nice quiet house!)

Today, I'm taking the easy way out - a photo essay of the first day of school for the  4 youngest of our 5.  (The oldest is livin' on his own, and started post-secondary this year - after a two-year hiatus).  Sorry folks, as much as I would LOVE to embarrass him here with photos of HIS first day of school - I do not have any.

Hey, #1 of 5... I know you read the blog.  Do you have any photos of yourself on the first day of Culinary Arts School? 




Left to right... #3 of 5 (6th grade), and #2 of 5 (8th grade)

Neither of these boys wanted a "first day of school" photo, but the Mother of Five was able to snap this one and only picture.

(Maybe they forget who feeds them, clothes them, and gives them shelter.  Perhaps it's time for a "friendly reminder"!)










#5 of 5 on her VERY FIRST DAY of Kindergarten.

She was not too excited!








The girls... #4 and #5 of 5 - 3rd grade, and Kindergarten








#4 of 5 - First day of 3rd grade.

For all you new parents out there, enjoy it. 

They grow up way to fast sometimes...










I wonder who was holding on to this day more...  #5 of 5 (nervous about her first day of school) or Mother of Five (sending her youngest, and last little one at home off to school for the first time)








Baton Handed over.  #4 of 5 is such a caretaker... She did a great job of watching out for her little sister.









After school... A quick photo before heading in and hearing all about the first day of school from the girls, and DRAGGING the stories about the first day of school out of the boys.


  1. Your never too old for a first day of school picture.
    Our home was the same today. Sweet Pea gave us all of the scoop. N1S grunted yes or no between bites at supper.

  2. I envy you for having such wonderful kids. Great photos you have of them. I wish you and your loved ones the best of life. By the way, these best gifts that you could give your better-half might interest you too. Thanks and have a nice and fulfilling day.

  3. I can't wait to experience this moment. We were so upset this year when we found out that our oldest wouldn't make the cut for Kindergarden because they changed the cut off date for turning 5. So we have a whole year to wait, but at least I can live thru you and yours.


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