Will started back to school (kindergarten!!) first:
Once we'd dropped Will off for his first day of kindergarten, Hallie (after melting down in the school cafeteria, not because she missed Will but because, mean mom that I am, I wouldn't let her stay in kindergarten herself) took what she believed to be her rightful place on the throne of our house. The kids fight over who gets to sit in this chair all the time, so when she realized she was the only kid at home, she climbed up, covered herself with a blanket, and ordered - yes ordered - me to get her a toy. I told her to get own toy.
An hour or so later, Tom's school year started:
And finally, eight LONG days later, Hallie's school year began. She insisted on wearing a bun in her hair, and couldn't manage to smile like an actual human being during her morning photo session:
Happy 2012-2013 school year!