|For the first time since Cooper started kindergarten, he is not wearing a collared shirt on the first day of school. I gave him a choice, and he chose a T-shirt, and I didn't argue. See what a fun mom I am?!|
|Katie declared at breakfast this morning: "I have a feeling this is going to be the most exciting year yet."|
|My children have learned to humor my photo traditions, including endless poses in the front yard.|
|Uncle Jim flew in from Washington, D.C., for back-to-school weekend. He arrived at our house (in a vintage Bledsoe shirt) from Dallas at 6:30 a.m., with breakfast treats from Grandma and Papa.|
|Katie, me and Cooper just before Uncle Jim and I walked Katie to Bledsoe (start time 7:50 a.m.)|
Cooper stayed behind, waiting for me to drive him to Pioneer (start time 8:25 a.m.).
|There is no better principal than Beverly Woodson.|
|Mrs. Barnes, Katie and Noe pose before getting down to serious second-grade business. (In the background is my good friend Kristin, whose son, Will, is in Katie's class for the third year in a row. He's the kindest second-grade boy around.)|