Monday, August 15, 2011

Mason Luke, Kindergartener Extraordinaire!

Much to my dismay, today was Mason Luke's first day of school. He handled it like a pro, no tears or whining.

For myself, I cannot say the same.

Since it was the first day they allowed us to walk them in to their class, which I think helped him out a lot. He was nervous walking in, but once he saw all of the other kids in his class, he got excited. I managed to make it through dropping him off, but once I started back to the car I got teary. Then, once I was settled inside, I broke down.

He is growing so fast.

But now! The pictures. Thank you to Jamielyn over at I Heart Naptime for the adorable printable to make our First Day of Kindergarten pictures that much more special. I made a few adjustments, but I love the print!

Now only two more little ones to go through this traumatizing experience with! And then of course we have to do it all again with middle school, high school, and college.

Being a mommy is the most emotionally draining experience, but it is so worth it. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bye, Bye Vacation...

We are back!

Hold on... Let me say that with a little less excitement.

We...Sigh.... Are back.

The week at the beach house was amazing. Not just because we were on the beach and not having to worry about everyone getting to where they needed to be or worrying about work, but also because for the first time my husband and I got FOUR DAYS of no children.

We left on Sunday with the two oldest in tow (Ethan is still a little small for the beach and we wanted the older two to really get to enjoy it and have mommy daddy time) and returned Wednesday to register Mason for the THIRD time for kindergarten. (Why they have three separate registrations that you HAVE to attend is beyond me. Craziness) After getting him all ready for school to start on the 15th, we dropped Mason and Brady off with their Gran Gran and headed off.

Just us. For FOUR DAYS.

I love my boys more than life itself, but I have to admit that having my husband to myself was amazing. We get so lost in the shuffle of everyday life and raising three boys that it is easy to lose each other. That break was well needed.

Although, we did come back a day early because one more day of no slobbery kisses was just too much to handle. .

Now back to real life. Work, school (in just a few days!), and jam packed days.

I have to say.... I missed it.