They’re pretty excited (and so are TubaDad and I). We participated in the neighborhood ritual of walking to the school office last night and checking out the freshly posted teacher/class lists, then went for a last summer dinner at Ro’s fave restaurant, Pasta Pomodoro.
Ro and Ree picked out their first-day outfits, and apparently nothing would do but their Chinese dresses. Good thing Catherine brought us a whole bunch from her trip to China, because these ultra-delicate dresses are in constant use lately – I had to resew all the snaps and frogs last night before bedtime. We had exactly two minutes to spare this morn, so went outside and snapped a couple of pictures before heading to school – yay!
Ro is in red, and Ree is in purple. And you can see that Ro is sporting her self-styled bangs from the recent scissor incident, which is one of the things I included on the “How to Tell the Girls Apart” tip sheet I handed to the teacher this morn. Heh. The other tips (in case the bangs aren’t visible or get grown out) were that Ro’s bracelet is on the right arm (think “Ro right”) and Ree’s on the left arm, Ree’s face is wider and Ro’s nose turns up more, and Ro’s voice is deep while Ree’s is high.
I love the new backpacks they picked off of Amazon. Fun, feisty, and a little funky, just like them. They have matching lunch boxes inside those backpacks, today’s lunch was hot buttered parmesan noodles in one of those squatty thermoses, roasted seaweed, a TJ’s fruit bar, sunflower seeds, and a fortune cookie. (If I’d really had my act together, I would have slipped a custom first-day-of-school fortune into that cookie. Oh well.)
Ro and Ree, have a wonderful first day of school. We love you and can’t wait to hear all about it!
PS: I took this self portrait right after dropping the girls off. Not sure exactly what TubaDad was thinking at that moment, but I was kind of stunned thinking that this is it, our little babes have grown up and are in full-day school now. Wow.