Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day of School | Sarnia/ Lambton County Events Photographers

If you are not familiar with our family, you wouldn't know that this is a BIG first for our family. I have homeschooled our four children for the past five years. This year our son is off to highschool, and our three daughters are enrolled in grade school. Plain and simple, I needed a break, but there is another reason, and that is the impending arrival of our three little daughters from the Philippines. We are adopting and are hoping to have our newest family members home by Christmas.

There was a little bit of trepidation about this first day, but aside from bus issues, all the children arrived home in the afternoon happy and excited to tell me about their day.

7:00 am. The sun in barely up. The bus is supposed to arrive at 7:14 am. Also, don't let his calm expression fool you. He was N-E-R-V-O-U-S! Post photo op., I prayed with him, gave him a big hug, and hid behind the bushes  on the porch (I'm pretending to be the paparazzi :oD!!) to get some more photos while he waited for the bus.

 The girls bus was expected to arrive at 8:34 am. They were out the door by 8:10. Definitely early enough!

As recommended by both bus lines, our children were outside at least 15 minutes before their allotted bus arrival time.And as predicted, both buses were running a little late. When Bub's bus arrived, it drove past and came to a grinding halt.

I'm waiting... and trying not to be too nervous.... waiting.... Doesn't he look handsome in his school uniform? I LOVE uniforns!!

Well, at least the bus driver stopped! Hopefully he doesn't have to run for the bus again tomorrow.

The girls on the other hand watched their bus drive right by.

  See Peach waving hesitantly and the confused posture on Beans while they look to see where their bus is going.

Not a minute later, the public school bus drives by. He's willing to pick them up! Thankfully Peach knew better than to hop aboard. On the other hand, I was thinking they should have ;o). The public school is directly across the road from the Christian school anyway.

So in the end, I hurriedly finish getting ready, so I could drive the girls to school, so that they weren't late on their first day, so that everyone was happy! I was going to be there by nine am anyway, as the parents were invited to the opening assembly. It was just a little more rushed to get there.

The bus fun made it a very memorable first day!

Remembering moments, not days...

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