|Peter & Libby at the bus stop|
The 2012-13 school year has officially begun! Peter and Libby were complete opposites about the clothes the night before. Libby had to model every single shirt with every single skirt/pair of parts that she had, and I had to rate the outfit on a scale from 1 to 5. Only the 4's and 5's were selected to go on to the finals, and from there she chose what outfits she would wear the first week of school. I tried to get in some peeks on Pinterest between outfit changes. Peter, on the other hand, figured out what he was wearing about five minutes ahead of time. Except for the shoes. He had those planned out way ahead of time, because they were the boots he got for his birthday! It took all his powers of discipline to not wear the spurs with the boots. I wouldn't put it past him to try it one of these days, when he gets comfortable at school. I'll have to keep an eye on that...
|Mary on the first day of school|
|Jesse on the first day of school|
|Jesse and Grandma W on Jesse's 17th birthday|
But it didn't last for long, because the next day she turned 17. I told Jesse it was almost a disappointment to have her turn 17, because now I can no longer say, "She's only 16...!. She accomplished so much when she was 15 and 16, that I was constantly saying that when people asked how old she was. Grandma W came over with the "art-deco" birthday cake. I told Grandma that she was creative with a capital C! We had a good laugh about it, but I thought it looked awesome.
|Joseph and Libby at the Street Dance|
|Joseph on Stormy|
Joseph is enjoying his time here, because he is soon off to Rexburg and BYU-I! Wow - I can't believe the time has come for him to go off to college. I'll have to admit that it's been hard - thinking of him leaving, especially because we've been through it now, and we know what it's like! The college part's not so hard, but knowing that the mission is coming up straight after that, well, that's a different story. Man, we're gonna miss Joseph!
But he's so excited and happy that it's easy to be happy with him!
By the way, I have to add one more thing. On my other blog, oilslorena.com, I wrote about Joseph getting thrown off Stormy while they were breaking him, and falling on his hip. That happened on the day of our Street Dance. So, when this picture was taken above, of Joseph and Libby dancing, Joseph was in real pain, holding Libby like that for that dance. He told me later that it hurt pretty badly, but during that whole dance, even limping and all, he was a really good sport and danced and made a lot of girls feel happy. Thank you, Joseph, for your kindness and cheerfulness, even through pain.
Ha ha - after writing that, it kind of looks like he's grimacing in the picture instead of smiling! :)