HOUSTON (KTRK) --As alarms buzzed across Texas Monday morning, Meagan and Matt Clanahan were two of the thousands of parents waking up.
It's back-to-school day!
"We didn't sleep much, but we're here!" Meagan said, laughing while answering the door at 5am.
Minutes later, she carried her daughter, Quinn down the stairs. Her husband, Matt, had the couples' son, Ryan in his arms.
Quinn and Ryan are six-year-old twins, heading to kindergarten at Stanley Elementary in Katy.
"They seem to be in good moods," Meagan said, spooning out monkey bread and eggs for the kids.
You think you had a crazy morning? Add a news crew to the mix! We were right there alongside Quinn and Ryan from wake-up to breakfast, packing up their backpacks, and putting on their shoes.
"I got some extra clothes, these are nice!" Ryan said, showing us the inside of his bag.
The very first day of school is a big deal for all kids. But for these two? It's a major milestone.
"I wasn't sure we would see this day for Quinn," Meagan said.
Quinn was born with major heart problems. Doctors didn't think she'd make it to two-years-old, let alone six. She had open heart surgery twice, right after turning one.
"This is a child who is literally bounding into kindergarten and she has no restrictions. She can do anything that any other child in there can do," Meagan said.
Now, Quinn is a regular six-year-old falling in line with all the other kids. Ready to take on kindergarten with her brother by her side.
"I just told them to make friends, introduce yourself to people around the table, be yourself!" said Matt, right before sending the twins off to class.
"It's so cliche to say, but man, the days are long and the years are short. It just flies by," Meagan said.