Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A New School Year

Today was the beginning of the new school year for Ebony.
This year she is in year 5 and is looking forward to all the new stuff that she will learn.
We always go and see her off to school on the first day-something of a tradition really.
I thought that she would not want us to go this year but she still wanted us to be there as long as we didn't kiss or cuddle her in public.
She has a school uniform-which includes the top she has on which has her school logo on it-plus a pleated skirt or shorts and a hat.
Today she decided to be herself and wear her three quarted leg pants instead of her skirt and left her hat at home.
She is supposed to wear her hat because of the sunshine and we hadn't realised that she didn't bring it with her.
Now can you blame her really with all the hair that she has and the hat sits on top like an umbrella.
But most of all please take notice of the shoes-------
She has a black pair of these shoes and a pink pair and a camoflage pair as well and has decided to wear a different coloured shoe on each foot.
I wonder how long this craze will last.
May be odd sox will be next.

Here she is with her best friend Lily.
They were so happy to see each other as they hadn't been together since school broke up six weeks ago.
They have been friends since pre-school -through kinder and then every class since.
And how they have both grown.


Joei Rhode Island said...

They are soooo cute! I remember when my daughter and her friend wore pillowcases that they made into skirts! LOL It is so wonderful to see fasionistas the world over!

Paddy's Daughter said...

Gorgeous - Individuality will out!

Paddy's Daughter said...

Gorgeous - Individuality will out!

Janet said...

Ebony is such a cutie. And I love her two-colored shoes!! I think it's great to try different things and not follow along with everyone else.

My best friend and I have known each other since we were about nine years old....that's a loooong time!!

Penny said...

A friend of mine who I had my birthday with in Germany, have been friends since we were babies!
Love the shoes!

Robin Mac said...

I love the different shoes but I am amazed she is allowed to wear them at school. The teachers are much stricter in Qld and would probably be complete spoilsports by excluding her from class! One school even sent children home for wearing incorrect footwear - that caused a major outcry from the parents though. Cheers, Robin

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely pictures! I like Ebony's shoes. This is so much fun. I should do this at our next family gathering...

Jenxo said...

aww she looks so happy, i remember the odd shoe, the odd sock and even the odd shoelace phase too....hope she ahas a wonderful year! jenxo

Heather said...

Ebony looks great in her new school uniform. How times have changed though - I remember having to wear hat, blazer and regulation shoes! That was a very long time ago!! I'm sure Ebony and her friend will do well in school, especially with all her family encouragement.

Val said...

What great mates they look too - they have so much to look forward to, if only they knew!! Val

maggi said...

Great to see her being prepared to be an individual.

Margaret Hall said...

What great cheerful pictures, Doreen! Ebony looks cute as a button with her shoes like that! Now, maybe I shall start a "trend" amongst my Senior friends!! LOL
Thanks for sharing~!

Dot said...

What beautiful pictures. I love that Ebony has such a strong sense of herself. The photo with her friend is gorgeous. They look so happy!
Dot xx