The kids are gone now, for eight hours a day, five days a week. After a few weeks this will start to get old. They will be complaining about homework and getting up early, but for now it's wonderful. Here's their first-day-of-school pictures: (It's actually Sam's fourth day of school.)
See the crazed, maniacal look on Kira's face? She's actually doing a good job of containing herself in this picture. She was tired/excited this morning and managed to get in an entire day's worth of exhausting-her-mother in before 7:00 am. She's efficient!
This one is cute. I told Sam to casually touch the branch but they both grabbed on to the tree for dear life.
Goodbye kids! Have a great year! Learn a lot!