Friday, September 6, 2013

School days


We walked outside to take some pictures just as the elementary school bus rolled up. (It stops in front of our neighbor's house.)  Charlie bolted for the bus in a full sprint, and it took a "Waitttt! Charlie!" for him to come back.  Turns out he thought he was riding the bus to preschool, and was kind of sad when he learned that he wasn't.



But only for a second, until he realized that he could still get to school in Mommy's van.



Good ol' fashion, brother photo bomb.



Charlie is going to a different preschool this year, and had his first day this past week.  When we got out of the car, I asked him if he wanted to hold my hand while we walked inside, and he said, "no." :( We walked down the sidewalk and as soon as I opened the school door, he grabbed my hand.   So, so sweet Mister Charlie.  Thanks for giving me that precious moment.

It's incredible how he looks like a little boy now instead of a baby.  See last year's 1st day here (I forgot about the "refusing haircuts days")  and the year before that here (where he really was a sweet, little baby).

I'm also glad that these pictures highlighted the fact that my front mat is filthy..even though, in my defense, it's sees a ton of mulch every day. (If you look closely, you can see mulch in Walker's hands.) I wish my wreath was showing more in these pictures, because I love it more than any other wreath I've had...but you can see the the full version of it in this picture.   

These babies...my best little friends.

Happy Friday!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  

34 comments :

Rebecca Barnes said...

Awww!! That is so, so sweet that he wanted to ride the bus.

I love your wreath! It looks really great against your black door. Our door is white (ugh) and I'll be painting it black as soon as the humidity dies down (har har har).

Emily said...

After he rides the bus a few times he will really smile when we gets to ride in mommy's van instead ;) Cuuuute, cute boys!

Helene in Between said...

i love first day of school pictures. they remind me of my first days and brings back so many memories. they seem like such sweet kids!

Setarra said...

Awwww I just clicked the link from last year's first day of school and you definitely see soooo much change in his features and the way he holds himself. He's such a little man now. I love how you caught his facial expressions throughout the morning. Just precious.

Kayla Peveler said...

Oh my WORD. The shot of them hugging has just stolen my heart. Too cute to handle!!!! :) ahh, they are growing up!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Such sweet boys...I love that hugging pic!!!

christina said...

cute photos! i might cry the day my oldest wont hold me hand. she is a girl so i might have a few more moments than with my son lol.

melanie @nowaqueen said...

so sweet! I am just in love with all the first day of school pics around the blog world. Although I am not ready for me to post any in like 2 years...ahh!

Have a great weekend!

TheTinyHeart said...

That is too adorable that he wanted to go on the bus! He looks so handsome on his first day and I adore the monogrammed backpack (can I get one?). Such sweet photos!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Caroline said...

The last picture is killing me!!! And haha Walker's photo bomb - he's definitely got some swagger :) Hope Mr. Charlie's enjoying pre-school, he's getting so big so quickly!

Alisha Byrd said...

Your boys are so precious!!

xo,
Alisha @ The Alisha Nicole

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

I know that I say this all the time but they are getting so big!!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

They are SO cute!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

B said...

the bus story- oh so cute!! and the hand holding...what a sweetie!! it is amazing how much he has changed in one year!

Sam M said...

He looks so much bigger! I tried to find you on instagram, but my phone is being dumb! I'm samnhalblog.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

This is precious - the memory and the pictures. He looks like such a little man.

Krista said...

Love these pictures! So precious, especially the last one :) Such a sweet little man your Charlie is. He looks so spiffy!

smk053078 said...

Those sweet angels...I cannot believe how big they are both getting!! It's been so fun following along and watching them become little men. :) And poor Charlie, tell him he will be riding the bus soon enough!!

Talisha Reupena said...

Oh my goodness, these photos are so so precious! They melt my heart! Love this post, Ashley. You have some amazing little boys!

Megan said...

Cute! I love the hugging picture. Too soon they'll be "too cool" for that.

Has Charlie's hair gotten redder? I don't remember ever noticing that before.

Misty B said...

They are just adorable, Ashley!

Chelsea Mac said...

Too much sweetness !! Love these two adorable faces

Rachel said...

This reminds me of my brother and I when we were little- my parents would always take photos of us together on the first day of school (he's only a grade younger than me).

Susannah said...

Your little guys are so cute! I really love that he thought he was going to preschool on the bus. ADORABLE! :-)

Becca Moss said...

Your little boys are just too sweet!

lori said...

that picture of the boys hugging is SO sweet! i love the bond that your boys seem to have... it makes me hope that we have a boy next for carter, followed by a baby girl ;)

Annie said...

How handsome does Charlie look for his first day of school?! What cuties you have. It must be so bittersweet to see them go to school :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Purple Ivy said...

Thst last photo just melt my heart. Too adorable.

xoxo
Ivy
http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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These are the cutest pictures!

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Rach @ This Italian Family said...

They are both SO precious! Charlie is growing up so fast!

cquek said...

He is so cute and adorable, handsome boy.

rooth said...

Uhh, could you tell them to stop growing so fast?! Their little slicked hairdos are adorable ;)

Care said...

Aw he looks so big! Love it. The hug picture is going to be a framer... So darling!

Colleen said...

oh my, the hug is my favorite. I also love his cute tee shirt!

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