The first day of school is always a fun day for the Herrs.  We woke up a little on the early side and started the morning with chocolate chip pancakes and fresh Michigan blueberries (thanks Tuttles!).  The kids changed into their first day outfits:  Christian’s was easy.  His school gave him a green Eastport Elementary shirt at the end of last year to wear on the first day.  He paired it with some grey shorts and some flashy Nike shoes and he was good to go.  Ellee’s took way more time and consideration.  I had to talk her out of the black halter, sequined skirt and black heels, which I didn’t feel was quite appropriate for a 2nd grader’s first day and into a more appropriate pink and purple dress.

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Of course, I ran out of a sensible amount of time to take nice first day shots.  I caught Christian while he was frustrated having thrown his boomerang up into a tree.  Needless to say, he wasn’t much in the mood for pictures, to which I pleaded, “Just please make your face look happier!”  You’d think I would know, but I still just can’t for the life of me figure out why my kids wouldn’t want to sit and let me take a hundred first day pictures of them (written with sarcasm, of course).  Oh well.  Someday I’ll get it right.

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Our sweet friend Kate came by to walk over for the first day with us.  It’s been a fun tradition that we’ve had for the past few years.

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It’s been so special seeing these three grow up together.

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And because her sweet mom was there, we were able to get a first day of school shot of our whole family.  And no joke, this is the one that turned out the best.

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After our quick photo session in the street, we finally got on our way, walking over to school.

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This is what greeted Christian at Eastport Elementary.  And my heart soared because it was a very fun and exciting way for Christian to start his first year of fifth grade.

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And when I saw his Principal all decked out in this outfit, I just knew it would be an amazing day.

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We stayed long enough to get a few more pictures.

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It was fun to see friends that we hadn’t seen in awhile.

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Whereas I would have loved to stayed for the grand opening of Christian’s school, we had to walk Ellee over to her school, so we went on our way.

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We got to meet Ellee’s teacher right in front of the school and I was thrilled to see her and get a quick picture to commemorate the morning.

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We dropped Ellee off, and walked home, knowing that both of our children were in amazing hands.

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Jeremy and I commemorated the day with a beautiful scooter ride out to Montauk.  It was gorgeous.  We ate a fun lunch at LUNCH, drove out to the lighthouse and stopped in a cute candy store for a few treats.  Unfortunately, on our way home, we hit crazy traffic in Southampton and had to make a quick call to Pastor Charley to pick up the kids for us.  We finally got home, right as they were pulling in to our driveway.  It wasn’t the best way to end the first day of school, but thankfully they were fine and excited to tell us all about their days.  Thankfully, they both adore school and are so excited to go back tomorrow.  I couldn’t be happier and it was an incredibly fantastic first day of school.

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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