It's finally here! The girls are gone! The house is quiet!
School year 09/10 has begun!
The girls got up pleasantly and dressed, and then sat down for a nutritious breakfast of toast and fruit. Alyssa was more interested in playing Lite-Brite.
Then it was time for pictures.
Both girls are just getting so big. Yeah, it's cliche, but it's true!
Notice the pre-dawn glow in the background. We are so jealous of all the back to school pictures where the sun is up high enough to cast shadows.
The bus garage said Alyssa's bus would arrive between 6:45 and 6:50, so she and I went outside to wait.
Alyssa made the most of her waiting time by starting a rousing game of "Follow Me."
After a number of cement trucks, diesel pickups, and full size busses caused false alarms, Alyssa's bus finally arrived at 7:10.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Anna spent the morning watching Pokemon on TV. She was excited when she learned her bus would arrive after 8:00, so she could continue her summer Pokemon tradition.
Anna refused to stand on the step of the bus and wave to me, so an action shot was the best I could manage.
Due to a unanimous decision, the happy dance that occurred at home once the busses were gone was not photographed. However, it looked a lot like this.