Wednesday, August 14th was the first day of school. WOO HOO!!! Everyone was ready for it. Not just me. The kids were bored out of their minds. We had so much fun finding cool backpacks and lunchboxes. I always tell the kids to tell their friends that I will give a prize to the coolest lunchbox. I mainly do it so that they all know that it's OK to: #1 Have a lunchbox #2 Be to poor to afford school lunch and #3 Be yourself and not worry what others think.
The backpacks are always fun. They are the cheapy ones but they are cute and unique. They will not get mixed up with someone else. When Shayne was in 2nd grade the school gave everyone a backpack so they wouldn't have to buy one. It was very nice but they were EXACTLY the same, plain, navy blue backpacks. So I went out and bought some big white Gerber Daisy Iron-On 's the next day and made it the cutest thing ever and she never got it mixed up with anyone's. Since then we've wanted to do things our own way and we have. We have made it fun.
Sophie's on a Minion craze. I LOVE her lunchbox! It is sooo cute! It's just 2 big minion eyes.
This is Brianna and I swear these two share a brain when it comes to clothes. They will not see each other all day and then we'll go to Payless to look at shoes and Brianna will be there wearing the exact same thing Sophie is. They ride the same bus but it stops and picks up Sophie and Josh first then goes to Brianna and Ryan's but on the first day of school Brianna and Ryan walked over so they could all get on at the same time and this is what she showed up in!!! I kid you not!
Here is Josh. He opted for Shayne's Scooby Doo lunch box from her Sr. year. Not because it's super cool, because it is, but because it's Shayne's. The backpack however is new and awesome! It even has the muscles built in! Sophie said that as soon as they got on the bus Josh turned it around so the six pack was where it was supposed to be.
Here's another funny coincidence...Ryan and Josh matched too. Hahaha!
Ben was sporting a Tony Hawk shirt and plaid shorts. He loves plaid shorts. His lunchbox is kind of hard to see but it is a Monsters University lunchbox. We had seen the movie earlier and he loved it. So it was only natural for the backpack to match.
David wanted to follow is Ben's footsteps and wear his Tony Hawk outfit on the first day of school too. I learned the hard way that you can't buy them the exact same thing or else Ben will refuse to ever wear it because he knows David will wear it the same day and Ben will not be a twinner to anyone. His lunchbox is also a minion but it's Stuart the one eyed minion. His favorite. And his backpack has a hologram on the back with a ton of minions and it says, "Assemble the Minions!"
Fun stuff and super excited kids!
Joel took Sophie and Josh to the middle school to check out Josh's classes and to find his locker a couple days before school started and I took Sophie to the HIGH SCHOOL the day before school started to get her locker and to help her find her rooms. Luckily neither school is very big so they didn't have a hard time finding classes. Joel and I both took Ben and David to their first day of school and met their teachers and found where they sit, their cubby and hook for their backpack and left them to have a great day. As we left the school hand in hand Joel said, "Maybe we should ditch work and go celebrate everyone being back in school." We didn't but it was a fun thought. Ben has Mrs. Stephenson who started teaching here in the middle of school last year. She seems very nice. David has a tag team pair of teachers with Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Baker. Ben had them in 2nd grade and had a horrible year. But we prayed about it and feel like David can handle the switching off and is a little more stable than Ben. So we kept him in there and we'll see how it goes. He also has Owen in his class so it'll be fun. So here we go! Another fun year of school! Sophomore, 8th Grade, 4th Grade and 2nd. Bring it on!