Jammie days are OVER!

Who knew seven weeks of summer holidays could fly by so fast, but indeed they have and on Monday just gone my big girl started big school - hard to believe but indeed it is true.  She was rather excited about the whole event, but just exactly how excited I found out at 6.45am on Monday morning when she appeared at my bedside - fully dressed down to her shoes - tapped me on the shoulder and announced in an excited stage whisper "Year ONE!" I managed to coax her out of her uniform long enough to get breakfast into her without getting cereal stains down the front of her dress, then she immediately announced that she would "just go and make her bed" (!!), soon after which she came out asking if she could get dressed again.  By this stage I had managed to get my eyes fully open and had swilled a coffee too, so was almost completely functional myself, if still a little bed-haired and dishevelled.

So anyway, I wanted to share a picture - albeit a little shiny faced from over-zealous application of sunscreen, but she's still a delight to behold in all the crisp green-ness that is her new uniform (and I do mean crisp - even after I washed it, it has that crunchy new uniform feel to it!)

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And not to take anything away from my big girl on her big day, but please will you look at THIS face....

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How delicious is SHE with those coffee bean eyes of hers...?!

Once we actually got to school the excitement started all over again with the catching up of old friends (she was wondering if she would recognise anybody after SUCH a long time!) and THEN oh joy, oh rapture, she had her own DESK, with a LID that you put your stuff INSIDE, it was almost too much for one small girl in a single morning!  And I totally understood where she was coming from as I LOVED school as a girl and would get overly excited myself with anything remotely resembling stationery.  Actually, who am I kidding, I still DO....

So after three full days of Year One, the excitement still remains and the small one and I are getting back into the routine of it being just us for several hours a day :)  And I had a chance to scrapbook the other day too!  Will be sharing the fruits of that labour, as well as some team day highlights from the weekend soon...