Was this really the best picture you could take, Suz? No. I’m just deathly afraid of yellow jackets/wasps/bees and I abruptly moved this photo session indoors…due to a VERY pesky and aggressive early morning visitor. gah.
“Dinaco”- the blue race car, made it to school with Ethan for the day---he had a kung-fu-like death grip on it, so I chose not to win that battle on the first day of school…as a favor to his teachers, of course. ;)
Gosh…they are looking SO big and grown up lately! (SUPER nice that they can put on their own backpacks and walk up to school like big kids).
I never work on the first day of school…and its almost a cruel taste of what life COULD be like with hours of uninterrupted solo-time. (Don’t get me wrong- I absolutely LOVE work…crave it, really).
But it was absolute bliss to stop by Starbucks on the way home, pick up my all time FAVORITE seasonal treat, and enjoy it in a quiet, childless house. If you haven’t tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte, my friends, you have not lived. (throw in a Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffin and you will have just found your new “happy place”). Joe makes fun of how much I LOVE these two items. Sure I just met my quota of calories for the entire day, but I was happy as a little lark for those 30 minutes. ;)
Besides, it didn’t make the massive pile-o-clean-laundry such a headache to fold. ;)