After Joe leaves for work I notice Marissa's wearing these old beat up flip flops & I told her to change them but she wouldn't budge. I tell her how it's the 1st day of school & she should wear "new" shoes, etc. She then tells me that the dress she was wearing wasn't new (well it wasn't exactly), so I told her that's what she picked out last night (after finding out the actual new dress she planned on needed leggings which she didn't have). She said she had picked out a different dress & the red dress was for the second day of school. I asked her why she didn't tell me that before she got dressed but of course there was no answer. So we run upstairs to find the "first day dress" (luckily I washed all her clothes last night) & make a quick outfit change.
Luckily we were still on time so we left early to get some more pics at the school. We drove over to the school where we have to park nearby & walk the rest of the way in.
This next pic is taken by Gianna who wanted in on the action. It looks like Marissa was the only person at the school but she wasn't, she was the second person in her class line.
After school we took more pics this time of her with her friends. Here's the group we normally hang with.
Here's Marissa with her BFF Ariel.
After we got home I asked her what she liked best about the 1st day & she said the games they played. After looking through the mound of paperwork that's MY homework I figured out what she meant by "games" & it was more of a scavenger hunt meant to orient them with the classroom & stuff.
Oh and that red outfit meant to be the "2nd-day-of-school-outfit"? It's out because the school declared it "Green Day" for their new "Going Green" motto & everyone has to wear green. Lovely. The retakes I wanted to shoot of her & Joe & her & I never happened, either. Joe came to the school with me to pick her up but by the time we got home Joe had to run back to work, & Marissa had to get ready for her 1st day back to gymnastics. I didn't remember until we were running out the door! Dammit!!
Don't worry about Gianna. She's got stuff too. She starts gymnastics on Mon & is very excited about it! She starts school on Tues, but she's not that crazy about that. I grouped the girls' activities all together this year so my crazy days will be Mon-Wed. Let's see how that works.
On another note, while Marissa was at gymnastics, I made a Target run. I needed a few things & hey it's been awhile since I'd been there, I needed my fix!! Of course I had to browse the scrapbook aisle & they had the MM Fa la la page kits but only the invitation kits for the Spellbound line. However I did find the MM Whimsy & Autumn Spice page kits, can I just say C-U-T-E!!!! (Sorry no link--can't find it on either MM or Target's website)
With that said, I am finally done sorting throuh my pics from Disney. From the original 988 pics I came home with I whittled it down to 687!! I feel better about that number somehow, although it's still a staggering amount to scrap.
Not that I've done any of that recently, I'm just sayin'!