Every year kids go to their 1st day of school without issue.
For the past 5 years that hasn't been the case with my kid.
The tears begin the night before, there is no sleeping, and the early hours of the actual 1st day are filled with complete worry, lots of doubt, tons of questions and one very stressed out momma.
But today was different.....
-Cooper has been excited since orientation. He got the teacher he wanted, his best buddy is in his class and 4th grade has a reputation of being a great year.
-Jon was starting fresh too- he accepted what may very well be his dream job in another county and was really looking forward to the kids coming today.
-Momma was on cloud 9...no tears, no stress....just happy boys! Hooray.
We were up early to say goodbye to Jon and start the day for Coop. I love this sweet & sleepy shot of them.
Our "traditional" 1st day pictures weren't to be taken- different schedules and rainy weather caused some changes from years past.
But I'll trade in a happy, excited, can't wait to get to school kid for obligatory posed pictures any day!
Here's to many more happy 1st days...and wishes for a great year no matter what your grade!