I never thought this day would come. When I was deep in the trenches of no sleep, diapers, potty training, babies and toddlers, I never thought I would see the day where all three of my babies are at school all day. Time is going by too fast and it seems like just yesterday I was sitting in my recliner with a newborn asleep on my shoulder, a baby curled up in my lap and a toddler wrapped around my legs. I'm really missing those days right now, but it's exciting to see them grow up and learn new things and have new experiences.
Soren made a big step to 1st grade this year and is at school all day. He's got a great teacher this year and I'm hopeful he will have an awesome first grade year. It was pretty hard saying good-bye to him this morning, I'm not going to lie. I think he was a little nervous but he smiled and walked on in. I can hardly wait til I get to pick him up and hear all about his first day.
Shelby is a third grader this year. I think this year is going to test and stretch her, in a good way. She's starting cursive, multiplication, and G.A.T.E. She's got a great teacher as well (but really at Dooley that's not too hard to do) and I'm so excited to see her progress and grow, except I think she needs to stop growing taller.
I could not believe the smiles I got out of him this morning. He had been kind of whiny about school starting the last few weeks but this weekend something shifted and he was one happy boy this morning. He's a big man on campus as he starts his fifth grade year. He's in a class with two awesome teachers and tons of kids he knows and has gone to school with since kindergarten. He did ask me not to kiss him good-bye and I was surprised at how hard it was to walk away from him. He's growing up and moving forward and it's going to be an amazing ride for him and me.
New shoes and new backpacks and new shirts.
We walked to school this morning in the drizzly rain, something that rarely happens here in the desert. The kids are excited about living here on Derby and getting to walk to and from school.
I'm trying to adjust to this quiet house and counting down the hours till I pick them up.