Thursday, August 23, 2007

are you going to miss me?

School is on. This is a warm up week. Normally Roo will go to school all day and Boo in the mornings, but this week is different. Roo is going only in the mornings and Delnard is going only in the afternoons for an hour and a half. It's a nice way to let the kids adjust. Anyway last week the girls were getting ready for school by asking each other repeatedly, "are you going to miss me?" Tess has also been staging her arrival welcome..."Deli you will stand back in the kitchen and run with your arms open to me, and say 'Teeeeeeeeeeeeeessssss I missed you soooo much!' and then you will hug me and I will pick you up and tell you about my day."

one of four final hugs before Roo heads out the door on day #1
"I will wait for you right here Tess" --Deli

"Did you know that I'm 5 and a HALF!"--Tess

Delanor with her plant to take care of for her class

Deli bounced off to class as Tess cried, "I don't want to leave Deli!"

Right after Roo was done with school she decided to take a whack at her hair for the first time in her life. She cut her bangs to a stubble and then took a chunk off one side to about chin length.

When I told her she was making her beautiful hair ugly by cutting it she marched right off to her room to write me some hate mail. That's me with the x slashed across my face.

Supercuts tried to hide the hacks without removing any length (as per Tess's instruction)

So here she is in her first ever 80's rocker Tess Mullet

Tess did finally come to her senses and realized what a fabulous Madre I am. She wrote me this sweet "sorry" note to make up for the previous hate mail.

The first day of school proved to be yet another day to explore a range of emotions and dramatic endeavors. Something that I will probably strangely miss until about 3pm Monday-Friday.


colie-o said...

Oh cute, I love the new haircut for tess. You know what they say about mullets: all business in the front-Party in the back!! This combined with the princess costume will definatly secure her future as a bouncer.

Jess said...

Okay, I'm new here, but am a little confused: are there 4 children or 2?

Dona and co. said...

Fantastic blog sister! Well worth the wait. What a fun and memorable first day of school. Love the haircut. I really can't tell that she whacked her bangs at all. Tess's drawings are great. I don't think you are going to have to worry about her being repressed--she is a gal that lets you know what she is thinking.

Lindsay said...

Oh good, Sarah finally decides to blog. Here she is telling me I should create one, so I do, and then she doesn't post anything for like a month. I look to you for my inspiration, so when you don't post we all suffer.

Okay, I love the 80's mullet. I think it's a great fashion statement for the 2nd day of school. All of the kids will follow. I also love the fact that she sends you hate mail already. You have much to look forward to.

Heiderhead said...

POR FIN! This was worth the wait.

Anonymous said...

You are a blogger/family journal inspiration ! You have captured treasured moments -- I love it !!

Oh, how I miss you all !


Granda and Heidi said...

Dear Tess and Adelle,
So, Granda also started back to school this week and cried like Tess. Elle's hair is cut short like yours all the way around her head. Tell Mom that the drama never ends in this family.
I am printing out your photos and putting them in our grandkid photo album that you looked at while you were here.
I love you

The Roberts' Report said...

I love this story soo much! It cracked me up! I absolutely loved that Tess wrote you a "sorry" note. What a good girl!