Micah, Ella, and Mira began their first day of school at the end of July. A little strange to be going back to school when it's still full-fledged summer. No nip in the air yet. Ella started third grade, Mira first, and Micah fifth. Ella had no reservations about going to school and having French for the third year. Mira was feeling unsettled about getting to her class, and everything that goes with it. Thankfully, we were able to meet Mrs. Heinecke, along with several kids from her class. I think that helped ease a little tension for her. In the picture below, you can see Micah in purple. This was the best shot I could get surreptitiously. A picture was not happening otherwise.
The first day of school was a momentous day for Ella for another reason. She got braces put on her upper teeth. Those first 5 days were pretty difficult for her. She could hardly eat anything, and the insides of her mouth were so painful. But it was amazing how quickly her teeth began to move into place!