Our school year is off to a great start, with all four of the kids excited about their teachers and classes! As usual getting through the first day is always a gamble – I’m never sure how exhausted or energetic they will be after the fact. Ellis kids - AmysCreativeSide.com

This is their after school picture this evening. Since Ella is out of the house before the rest wake up, it’s hard to get everyone together before school, but I’m so glad to have this one after.  I’m excited to learn along with them this year – it’s never dull around here for homework time :)

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Sophia was NOT interested in my taking her picture with her new messenger bag this morning, so I saved that sullen face for you. I just finished this bag for her yesterday, and had fun collaborating with her on it – she loves making selections for me! I used an orphan block from this quilt for the flap, and pulled bits and pieces for the body and pockets. It’s just the right size for her lunch and a little homework at the end of the day.

I leave you with their out takes from our quick photo shoot, I kept clicking hoping for a good one or two :)

Outtakes

When do your kids (grands) go back to school?

More soon –

Amy