Tuesday, August 16, 2016

First Day 2016

Another first day is in the books!  Can you even believe it? 

With rain in the forecast and leaving before 7 am on the schedule we actually snapped these first day pictures on Sunday afternoon.  We had a "dry run" to make sure that everyone had uniforms that fit, that their bags were ready and we knew where both of their belts were :)  

I'm so glad we did this because it was YUCKY all day yesterday!

Mason was "a little bit nervous" about his first day of Kindergarten.  For as boisterous and outgoing as he is at home, he is often reserved and more timid in the classroom.



He can be hesitant to try new things if he doesn't think he's going to do them perfectly the first time, so the prospect of a new teacher and new class has been a bit daunting.  But... I'm happy to report that he had a fabulous first day :)  


He came home full of stories and spunk and he is excited about the year.


Mason is somethin' special and I can't wait to see him rock Kindergarten!


Luke had his first day of second grade yesterday and ready would be an understatement :)  He is BEYOND excited to tackle the challenges this year will bring and is even more pumped about an after school STEM program he's going to be a part of.


He's FINALLY in class with his bestie, Lincoln and I have a feeling those two are going to have a great time together.  He had nothing but great things to say about his first day (albeit getting information out of him is AWFUL! hahaha) and I think that's going to be the trend this year.


It seriously feels like yesterday that I was sitting in the Headmaster's office in my initial interview and he was telling me about the salary they were offering and he goes, "Well... maybe one day you'll have kids here, too!" and I was all, "psshhhhh".  And here we are... one year away from having THREE KIDS at MCA!!!

I seriously feel like I blinked and we're here.


They were crazy waving at me, but aren't they precious?!?! :)


And then they told me they wanted to pose "cool" and I almost peed in my pants :)


I'm hoping I can get them to recreate this picture their Sophomore and Senior year.



And here's what our actual first day looked like...

Up and out the door by 7!  #itsamiracle


Heading down the deck to class...




I snagged a picture of Luke with his teacher!


And Mason was laser-focused on getting into his classroom ;)


Dave was off of work yesterday and he and Griffin got to come for dismissal.  Griffin spotted Mason's class!


It's Mason!!!


She even got a hug from Ben :)


Luke and Lincoln!


It was a great first day and we're looking forward to the rest of the week!  Bring it on 2016/2017! :)

38 comments:

  1. Their "cool" pose....canvas material! So glad they had a great first day !

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    1. Right?!?! I'll be sure to print those out, frame them and get them out every year ;)

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  2. Before 7 am?!?! Amazing!!!! I fit in in two wheels every morning!!!! Loved the pics!!!

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    1. Yes ma'am! My first class starts at 7:45 and I like to be there about mins before in case kids have questions before school!

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  3. Oh my word, their "cool" poses are too funny! Such great pictures!

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  4. I'm so glad you had a great first day! I cannot believe Mason is in kinder! When did he get so big?!?! I'm also glad we got to have dinner last night :).

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    1. Right?!?! He's supposed to be a baby eating Oreos in his stroller at the pool!!! :)

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  5. I want to move to McKinney just to send my kids to MCA! Hope you all have a fantastic year!

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  6. Oh my heart! Their cool pose is just too cool! Your dress is too cute too!!

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  7. I love their cool pose! And the photo bomb by Jack Bauer was too cute!

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    1. Right?!?! HE wants to be wherever we are at all times :)

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  8. Oh girl! Those poses were on point! ;). And you rocked your first day of school outfit as well!

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    1. Thanks!!! Last year I wore a romper so I learned my lesson about having bathroom "access" during a 4 minute passing period :) hahaha

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  9. We have STEM as well. It used to be after school but they act silly made it part of the curriculum this year. Super exciting!!!

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  10. So happy to hear about their great first day!!

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  11. I literally loled at their cool pose. Lookin' good!! Glad you had a great first day!!

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  12. Looks like a great first day and those pictures are just precious!

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  13. Oh my goodness - their "cool pose" is just too much for words!

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  14. Our first day of school at the end of next week in the middle of our move. I've already alerted my family to be ready to take backpacks and be dressed for first day of school pics when we go for our final home walk through on Monday. Haha!!

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  15. Your boys are too cute and so is Jack Bauer peeking out the window;. Your dress....so cute! Praying for a great school year for all of the McAnAlly's!

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  16. The cool poses were LEGIT. Looks like everybody had a great first day!!!!

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  17. Their "cool" pictures are probably the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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  18. Happy first day! Of course all the kid pics are cute, but I am DYING over the puppy photobomb in them!

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  19. The "cool" post cracked me up! I hope your boys have a great year!

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  20. Yay for a great first day! And the "cool" picture is PRICELESS! :)

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  21. The cool pictures are my favorite!

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  22. Love this! Have to ask where your dress is from. Love it too!

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  23. Happy First Day! I love love love the "cool" poses from Mason and Luke. Too cute!
    And your dress! Killing it as usual, Andrea!

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  24. Oh my word, their cool pose! I'm DYING. I actually laughed out loud when I saw that. They are hilarious.

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  25. The cool pose. I can't even. That is a MUST to recreate! So glad they had a good first day. Hope GG had a happy day too.

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  26. I love uniforms!!! #thatisall J/K .....looks like everyone had a great first day. Did Griffin miss her brothers??

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  27. Those cool boy pictures were ADORABLE!! Please make them reenact that photo when they're in high school. Love your first day of school dress. Hope you have a new school year full of blessings.

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  28. So cool!!! The "poses" were spot on!! lol

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