It is a new year.

A new backpack… of course, in his favorite shade of orange.

New friends to be introduced to old.  New things to learn.  New experiences.  New challenges.

New clothes.  New shoes.  (Any bets on how long these will last?)

And of course, a new teacher.

(Will she approve of our hunting lifestyle, or shun it as many others have in the past?)


Second grade has begun!  I wish my baby the best as he enters this new year.  May he embrace the new, hold fast to the old, and enjoy every minute in-between.