Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our family

It's been a crazy, wonderful month full of adjustments and new adventures! The kids are doing great, loving school. I am enjoying work at Hope, training for a half marathon (I did 11 miles today!), treasuring snuggles whenever I can, and slowly adjusting to having 3 1st graders.

Sorry for the lack of posts, but here is an amazing family photo taken this evening by my talented amazing friend Kate Bolt.
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A new chapter

The kids had a wonderful first day of 1st grade. They woke up doing the "1st day of school dance" (then climbing in to bed with us for some precious pre-school snuggles). They marched right on to the bus and off they went. Just like that. Because they go to another elementary school (not our neighborhood school) for Spanish Immersion they had to switch buses on the way to school and on the way home. They followed directions and did great. They got off the bus this afternoon tired, but full of stories of their first day of school. They loved lunch at school, 2 recesses, Spanish class, speaking Spanish in class, seeing their friends, snack.....the list goes on and on.
I cried a little today and counted the moments until they got home. But then, I savored the snuggles, the smell of their hair, the stories, the excitement...the new chapter.

(Auntie Martha MADE the girls dresses!! Thank you!!)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Good Bye Summer

If you have talked to me in the past few weeks (which is no easy task these days...i have laryngitis!), you know that I am not 'throwing a party' or 'celebrating' the first day of school. These are things people assume when they find out all three are going to be in school full days. Yes, I'm excited for my kiddos who are over the moon excited to be starting 1st grade with all their friends. But as for me, I'm sad. Like broken heart sad that my babies are going to be gone from 8:19am-4:16 pm 5 days a week. That's a long time. All three at once. Anyone who tells you it will go right. I blinked and today is here. This is a day I have been dreading for 6 1/2 years, and it stings just like I thought it would.

I'm adding responsibilities at Hope and know I will keep plenty busy. I know I will treasure those after school and weekend hours with my kids even more this year. I know that their joy in learning will far overshadow my sadness. But for tonight, I am sad to see this summer end. I'm sad to see this phase of life end.

Tomorrow begins a new day, a new phase and joys untold.