Summer is O-V-E-R at our house.  The girls had their first day of school yesterday.  As they get older, their first day jitters have transformed from "I'm going to miss you, Mom!" to "What if I can't remember any math?!" and "What if I have NO friends in my class?!"

Calming their fears brings me right back to the nights before my first days of school.  That nervous and excited feeling.  Ellie has coined it "nerv-cited" and it took WORK to get both of them calmed down and asleep before their big day.  Madeline stayed up until 11 because she couldn't sleep.  Eventually we caved and we had a little star fish between us in bed.

The girls picked out their own first day of school outfits.  Ellie went with a Matilda Jane 435 dress, Cat + Jack booties and her bag for this year is a daisy messenger from Garnet Hill.

Madeline picked her fave Cat + Jack dress and headband with a sparkly new pair of Twinkle Toes.  Girl loves her light up shoes!  A giant emoji backpack completes her back to school look.

Here's to a new year, full of possibilities, new friends and lots of learning.  You got this, girls!