Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Back to School

The week before school started both girls were invited to a birthday party for Ravelle at the nail salon! They got to choose a manicure or pedicure with dip powder which lasts a long long time. They were so so excited. 

Their first dip manicure, I've never even had one!

Lily attended the Leopard day the week before school started. It was for all incoming 6th graders to get more comfortable on campus, meet new people, and have a chance to ask any questions about middle school.
She went with Sabina but when they arrived they were broken into small groups with an eighth grader as their leader. Lily said she didn't know anyone in her group and didn't ask any questions. She did learn some new things about the school and got more familiar with the campus.

Then the next day she and Dad went for registration day. You turn in your millionth packet of paperwork, pay for your PE clothes and get your picture taken and photo ID card.
To get ready for school we also had a special trip to the hair salon for Gemma. She got to go to my hair salon with my stylist and get a cute little bob haircut. 
She got a TON cut off and it looks so cute!

The back to school bash is always the Sunday before school starts. We were busy all weekend working on the bedrooms at the house and painting all the rooms. We took a break to run over to school to find out which teacher Gemma got for third grade. She got team teachers Mrs. Shaffer and Mrs. Shen!! Gemma was a little nervous since she didn't know anyone that had them as teachers before. Luckily Liv is in her class again this year so they will have so much fun together. 
Finally the first day arrived. Gemma started on Tuesday and Lily didn't have school until the next day. So they whole family got to have breakfast together and see Gemma off to third grade.
So sad they won't be at the same school anymore! Not until high school when Lily is a senior and Gemma is a Freshman!!
Beautiful Gemma ready to rock third grade.
When you wear uniforms the only fun is your new shoes. Gemma wanted these converse high tops to match her friend Ravelle.

Two besties ready for school to start.
Gemma got a big smushy group hug from Lily and Sophia. 
While Gemma was at school I took Lily and Sophia to LosCerritos to decorate their lockers. Apparently this is quite the thing. 
We threw together some wrapping paper as wall paper and a magnetic pen cup with mirror. She also got a set of flamingo string lights from the dollar store.
Then we met up with Sabina and her mom Melanie and grabbed lunch. 

The girls sat at the table next to us and gave some serious tween side eye.
Blink of an eye and it was the first day for Lily.  

Middle school is super exciting because it is FREE DRESS every day!  Lily got some new clothes, a pair of rainbow checkered vans and a new backpack.
We did a first day recreation for Gemma even though it was the second day.

The fun is going to wear off quickly and soon school will give them the sour faces.
We all took Lily for drop off on her first day. No parents on campus for the first day!! Or any day for that matter, Ha! We walked her up to the main gate and the school Principal Mr. Klinger was outside greeting kids. Lily has an "A" period before the regular classes so she starts at 8:05 for intermediate band. 
Lily had a great first day. She marched in to campus, got her schedule and met her friend Sophia for band. They ended up having four classes plus band together this year so she was really excited. She also has career wheel for elective and got photography which sounds really fun. She does not have any classes with Sabina but they still find each other after school or at lunch. It is definitely a big change and a fun chance to grow and meet new friends. We did go to get ice cream after school and met up with Scarlett and lots of other former Mates friends.

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