As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5

Saturday, August 7, 2010

First Day of School

Monday was the first day of school, and in true Stone fashion, it was met with a photographic catastrophe. I had been waiting for this all summer. Dreamed about her first day of school, dressed up in her first uniform, carrying her backpack. She woke up joyously with a hearty "It's time for school!" She willingly got dressed and got her hair done. She walked around with her backpack on for at least ten minutes before we left. And I got such cute pictures of it all. And then....and then....the camera battery died. And the second $5o charger that we bought? No where to be found. When I realized this, it almost brought me to tears, only to be compounded by Daryl's exclamation as he cleaned out under the couches to look for it: "We have got to start living differently." Sigh. I know. What do you think the "One Year to Becoming Organized" campaign was for????

So with heavy heart, I took pictures with my phone, consoling myself with the fact that even though they would be stuck there forever (lost that cord too), I could look at them and show people. Then Daryl became Super Dad and arrived to walk Hannah to her classroom camera in hand. New, cheap camera from Walmart, but still a camera nonetheless. Have I mentioned lately how much I love that man?????

So, this is what we got. Not great pictures, but downloadable, blog-worthy pictures!

My three girls on their first day of school in my room.

Hannah in her classroom, in the "kitchen with the windows!"
Showing Daddy the cookie jar.

Even Char Char was happy school started!

And lastly, a picture of Maddy. My guess is that she took a self portrait, as this is one of about thirteen on my camera. Pretty though :)

First week of school is over and it was a success. Hannah LOVES school and loves her teacher, which makes me extremely happy. If nothing else, it was my wish that Hannah come away from this year with a love of learning and loving school. Sarah and Maddy seem to like their classes, and my class is precious. Big and loud and done after lunch, but so precious.
Next week, we move Josh into his dorm at Clayton State. I wonder if he will let me take pictures?

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