Aug 10, 2007
posted in Uncategorized with 16 Comments

The first day of school.  On a Friday!  That just seems wrong to us!  I’m normally doing my first day of school, no more crazy summer camp schedule, my grocery bill will drastrically reduce, thankful to return to a routine of any kind, happy dance.  But I’m sad about it this year.  So is Little T.  But he’s excited.  And very, very nervous.  New school, he moves up to middle school.  No more elementary.  Most of the same kids, but a different format.  More than one teacher per day, he starts earlier this year and gets out earlier.  They will expect more, no more written homework sheets coming home to parents, it’s all him.  He had a rough year last year, I hope this one is better.  He’s incredibly smart.  Honestly, smarter than we realized.  We knew he wasn’t putting his all into his work last year and wasn’t reaching his full potential.  It was frustrating for all of us.  So when we received his iLEAP (Louisiana Tests) scores over the summer we were shocked.  Stunned is more like it.  He received top marks across the board, and was ranked in the top 3%-5% in the STATE for several subjects.  His teacher had predicted he would have trouble taking a standardized test.  Uhm, wow.  We knew he wasn’t happy in his class last year, he thrives with structure, and his class wasn’t run that way, so he suffered.  We plan to be proactive this year after learning some hard lessons last year and are requesting a good teacher/student match to help get him into a more structured environment this year.  I really hope it helps.  And I hope he has a great first day today!

Can you tell he’s nervous (ok, ok, and a little annoyed by the camera) =)


there he goes….


Whoops….he forgot to give someone a hug….so back he comes!


hehehe…this totally cracks me up and warms my heart


So, it’s now 9:15 and we both miss him like crazy.

  • Megan

    Awwww. How sweet are those last two pictures? Baby bum and all.

  • Oh

    Lyndsay – those last 2 photos are moments captured in time that you will treasure forever. Those 2 shots alone justify the cost of ALL that equipment, right?

    Hope he has a fantastic day!

  • Stacey

    This post just warmed my heart!! Love the last two pictures. What a way to capture a memory/moment forever.

    Oh – and what the heck is with the first day of school being on Aug 10th?!?! Kids up here don’t start school for 2 to 3 more weeks. WOW!! I agree with you too… why a Friday? Monday sounds so much more logical.

    Give Ty our best. I’m sure he’ll do awesome in Middle School.

  • Lynds – those last two pictures are my most favorite out of every picture you have taken. That they adore each other is very clear. What a special boy you have to come back and give her a special hug..naked bum and all! They actually made me teary eyed. Thanks for sharing!

  • Julia

    Tears – you have me in tears. Amazing capture!

  • OMG.. I just got tears in my eyes with the last 2 pics.. the last one is just so sweet.. funny.. but oh-so sweet.. Wow.. these kids do love each other.. Hoping Ty has a great day at school today.

  • holy LAUGH OUT LOUD! I was all warm and fuzzy as I scrolled down through the pics and then the MOON!!! hilarious and adorable all in one!

  • Tina

    How sweet! Love this series of photos. Here’s to Ty having a great school year! We started yesterday (I’m a teacher)… and I can assure you that the summer flew by here also.

  • oh those last two are priceless! what a good big brother to come back for a naked bum hug! gotta love him all the more!

  • love the last two pictures! what great captures!

  • Amanda (pbear)

    Starting school on a Friday is torture! I love the pictures of them together, too cute that Taryn is running around half naked!

    Your house looks great, I am so glad to see you two finally have it done. Katrina may have knocked you down but it takes a strong family to fight back and keep their humor.

  • Erin

    I’m dreading (and looking forward to) the first day of school as well. DD’s last year at her current school! Hope Ty had a good day:)

    Love, love, love those last two pictures!! So adorable waiting for and then getting the hug from big brother. And the moon shot…what a funny little kid!:)

  • Stephanie

    Love that NAKEY BUTT! =)

  • Heather

    Wow, I can’t believe it is school time! This summer sure did fly by. Have a great school year Ty!

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  • Oh my goodness! That second to last photo made me go ‘awwwww’ when I realized he was coming back for a little person hug. the final photo…well, i just cracked up right out loud. how sweet! I was reading your post about your son starting 6th grade. I have twins who just started kindergarten and i’m truly not sure how that happened either.
    take care!
    (barilynn8 – on flickr).