To parent twins and in particular 3 children with an 18 month age gap has been a challenge to say the least but I have loved it. When they were indeed 'bebes' I used to fantasize about them all being in school, having time to myself and not having to wrangle 24x7 but I must say the reality so far has not hit me.
I want to go back!
I'm sure this is temporary and in the few days it will be an adjustment. Ok, on with the photos!
It was a restless night - both with Cyclone Yasi and my parents, sister and her family all in Cairns, the heat and my bebes being very anxious, it was after ten they fmally settled into a slumber and for me in the early morn. My Mum called at 6:15am waking us reporting the cyclone had passed and they were all safe. I have never been so relieved to hear her voice in my lifetime! I cried with relief and then passed on the news to other family members. Then our day began. Up, dressed, breakfasted and ready to go!
Here's the production line of lunchboxes and drinks!
On with the hair elastics I made and the badges their school buddies made and we were ready for photos!
Olivia in all her finery...
Laura my little wall-flower (I hope her teacher has invested in some good ear plugs!)
Nanny (my grandmother arrived) and shared the big day with us. Particularly with my bebes she's been with us through everything (read this when you have time). My bebes adore Nanny.
And here's Nanny with her 'big girl' Eloise - it's hard to believe this time last year it was SHE who was starting school!
And here's the gorgeous pack!
Then it was time to head off! First walk to school all three in uniforms *sniff*
And obligatory pose in front of the school sign (think I'm going to do this every year!)
And then it was time to report for first day! Daddy takes Olivia to her classroom to sign in and find her bag locker....
And I do the same with Laura (excuse the haggard look - stress and no sleep people!)
The girls then meet up with their Year 6 Buddies - Laura's got changed as her buddy hasn't returned to our school but lucky us because our new buddy the lovely Chloe - her little buddy didn't start this year - some things are meant to be!
And here's our Olivia's lovely buddy Amy - honestly I hope my girls turn out as lovely as she is!
Then it was time to say goodbye - and yes, I cried. Mostly on the inside but a bit on the outside.
Here they are in their classrooms (sneaky us!)
So really - they went off without a hitch! No real looking back or anything - just like their big sister. Today I felt like the hen whose chicks had left the nest and hubby was a smart man and kept me occupied by taking me to spotlight. But as we sat down for lunch a mum with her two girls sat beside us and my heart sunk. He gave me a wink: 'You'll be alright, they were ready'. He's right - they ARE ready and I will be alright.
Tell me I'll feel better about it tomorrow!!
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