Today marks the first day, since Madeleine was in kindergarten, that my girls will be in the same school. I'm not sure why that matters to me, but there is something very sweet about my girls being in school together. Katie is a "rule the school" Senior and Madeleine is a slightly anxious Freshman. In my mind's eye, I picture Madeleine comforted by the fact that her big sister is in the building somewhere and will have her back if need be. As a matter of fact, one of Madeleine's friends called here last night and asked Katie to stick up for her if any older kids hassle her. So, Katie gets to play the big sister role to some of Madeleine's friends as well. I bet Katie enjoys that role. Everyone wants to feel needed.
Today also marks the first day of a whole bunch of "lasts" for Katie (and for me). Today I took the very last "first day of school" picture of Katie. That felt a little sad. I've taken a picture of each of my girls on their first and last day of school since preschool.
Here they are on their first day of Senior and Freshman years:
Notice the shirt. All the seniors made them so everyone will know who's boss!
And Away They Go....
My babies are off to High School. *sniff, sniff*