It's also the girls' first day at their new schools since we moved, Jessica's first day of middle school, and Elyse's first day riding the bus. Many firsts for us today!
I didn't get good pictures of Jessica--she's not so into that--but here are some pictures of Elyse leaving the house, waiting at the bus stop, and getting on the bus:
(She didn't take her cell phone to school, she just wanted to get a picture of the bus.)
She was very excited about the first day of school (which of course is great, but a little surprising, since she hasn't always liked school in the past), and VERY excited to be riding the bus.
I think Jessica was excited too, in her own way, but she expresses it differently, and also the pre-teen nonchalance and blase attitude sometimes show themselves at times like this.