Today is the first day of school! (We start early here...) My girls are off to 5th and 10th grades this year! Where did the time go? My youngest is now in the middle school, so Mommy will not be invited to help out in class any more! (Sniff, sniff -- I really loved that!!) And, they ride the bus together as the middle school and high school share the buses. Of course, they have already stated they will not sit together -- they each have a friend they want to sit with. Last year, I would wait in the driveway with my youngest and frequently walk her to the bus (our stop is at the end of our driveway). This year, of course with her sharing the bus with her high school aged sister, I am watching from the door. I did come out to take pictures of them on their first day, but it was suggested (by my eldest) that I not come too close. My little one told me later that she would let me come within "hug distance" - bless her heart!
I hope this is the start of a wonderful year for both of them!