I promise to dedicate an entire post to R's first day and I don't want to jumble it with E's first day…
The day kinda started out like this.
E was up super early to check on the pancake progress. At which point I realized all the butter was in the deep freezer and the recipe called for 1 3/4 TABLESPOONS of baking powder not 1 3/4 teaspoons. So I quickly realize and do the conversion and then just dump all that we have because we definitely did not have enough.
So much for planning ahead.
Yeah… Yeah. It kind hurts my feelings that she's now 10 months old. I still cannot believe it. MMO is such a 'right of passage' in my mind because somehow… one way or the other it means that my babies are big and it could be time for another family member. But let's not go there because currently there is not one to talk about… See all the crazy stuff I think of in one single moment? Here's a post about E's first day of pre-K and now I'm off thinking about children we - don't even / might not ever - have! I'm crazy… I know. Just ask Lee
We prayed in the chapel as usual.
And then it was time for pictures. Obligatory first day pics.
E got her shoes on and R realized she would not be able to wear her new ones, she kinda melted down using her best 2 yr old meltdown form
I got E's pictures snapped and then I threw R and M into pics for good measure - those only got taken on the real camera
About that real camera.
Well funny thing about that camera. Amongst the iPhone, M and real camera getting juggled into position for stair climbing, guess which did not get fully secured. Yep.
The real camera. The one that we finally settled on last year after the Christmas program focusing problems and stuff. FORTUNATELY the real camera's retractible lens is a bit rough for the wear but still works.
So between the camera incident and R's meltdown and E's excitement and the kitchen looking like a freight train came through but spared everything except the clean dishes in the dishwasher - I was able to drop everyone off to their respective rooms and not cry. I knew I had to hold it together for M at her drop off so I really just gave her a kiss and plopped her on the floor. R was in her 'normal' spot so not big deal except M was there with her. E got organized in her class and I stole a glance or two or ten into the MMO rooms to check on M (because I did hear her howling when I was in the hallway with E) and she was great.
Then I went my merry way to work… sans bebe - in or ex-utero. I hadn't done that since October 2012.