And the cute hair clip (a blue butterfly) that Auntie Shae-Leigh gave her for her birthday...
How can I not love this? On the first day, I kept telling Weston to look after Sophie on the playground and take care of her - you know, since she's the youngest in her class and had never been to school before.
He dutifully (and lovingly) held her hand...until they got inside the playground area! He immediately found a friend from last year and ran off in utter glee. Meanwhile, Sophie ran off and started making her own friends...and I think she hardly even noticed that Weston wasn't there any more!
Jason and I stayed a while, watching them play. At some point, Sophie noticed that we were there and came over for one last pic...
I felt a twinge of sadness leaving them both, but was pleased to see this note from Sophie's teachers after picking them up:
Sophie was thrilled to show me her first picture!
Weston was much less excited about his, but I loved it and thought it was adorable. It is still hanging on my fridge!
One of the highlights of my day is picking the kids up from school. Every day, the kids are so excited to see each other! They always give each other a big hug, and often times one or the other will yell, "Yay, Weston (or Sophie)! You are my best friend!" They may spend the entire car ride home fighting, but in that moment, they are always pretty thrilled with each other. I am happy they have such great teachers and are learning so many new things...and that Summer is FINALLY over! How I love the Fall!!