I was up at 5:30. Dressed, showered, packed lunches, laid out clothes and waited while the children still slept in their beds. Jude woke up and was of course, too excited to eat very much. I managed to get him to eat a half of a banana and a few bites of toast. He was dressed, hair perfectly combed, teeth brushed, shoes on, bag packed… a full hour before school would begin. So he paced and waited.
Finally we went outside and took a few pictures.
Grandparents, cousins, and friends all came up to show their support and love. Grandpa and Grandma W. were there too, but I didn’t get a picture of them with Jude. I never got a picture of Jude and I on his first day of school either!