Ben is now in second grade.
And Max is in fifth grade.
Ben boasted he has no homework for two weeks. Max has plenty already. They are trying to keep friends from last year while making new ones in their classes. They also keep trying to wear their same favorite shorts every day.
Here are the boys as they walked down to the corner together. Notice how Andrew is starting to realize that he's not going, too. And he's realizing that his playmates are leaving without him.
Max had to take his lunchbox back before crossing the street. Below is the result:
Supreme sadness! But Andrew and James (I think) are playing pretty well together in the mornings now. Andrew starts preschool in a week and a half, and then it will be just daddy and James in the morning 3 days a week.
That first day of school we all waited outside for Max and Ben to come home. James went running to meet them for a big hug.