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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to School

School started back yesterday!  I cannot believe that the summer is already over!  Where did the time go???  I have to admit that yesterday morning as I got ready, my eyes welled up with tears.  I usually do not get emotional about these kinds of things, but I think the reason it was so emotional for me is because 1.  this is Ella's last year of preschool.  I cannot stop thinking about her starting kindergarten next year!  2.  Miller started preschool.  How in the world is he old enough to go to preschool.  I pulled myself together after about 2 or 3 minutes, really because we did not have any time to waste on me being emotional.  We have been having very lazy mornings this summer, so I had to be a drill sergeant getting everybody ready in time to get out the door by 8:30.

Of course nothing goes as smoothly as I have planned, especially on the first day of school!  I really wanted to get a good picture of the kids, but this is what our "photo shoot" looked like.  I finally just gave up and had to be satisfied not having that perfect, sweet shot of both kids smiling together, holding their school bags, so excited about their first day.

This is more of our reality anyways!  
Side Note:  Notice Miller's brand new school schoes.  They are SIZE 11!!!  He now wears the same size as Ella!  He looks like he is 4 instead of 2 1/2.  I have visions of all the tennis shoes we are going to be buying every other month.  Miller's nickname is "The Big Boy" and he is definitely going to be that!

And what was Sara Wells doing during our photo shoot?
Well, I left her here...
And here is where I found her!  She did not want to be left out of the fun.

If you notice, we have a sunken living room.  I can usually count on having about a month of the kids being contained in the living room after they learn to crawl before they figure out how to climb up the step.  I felt pretty safe leaving Sara Wells for the 2 minutes we were outside since she has only been really moving for about a week.  After I gave up taking pictures I heard what sounded like scratching on the front door and I thought, surely that is not Sara Wells.  As I slowly opened the door, I realized it was!  Oh my goodness, we have a mover on our hands!  She does not want to miss anything.  Thank goodness she headed towards the door because opposite way is the hardwood stairs that go straight downstairs.  The first thing I had Murray do when he got home last night was put up the gate!


In honor of sewing month, I took the kids to Hancocks today (yes, all three.  I know I am crazy).  I have not sewn for the kids all summer and I have got to get started if anything is going to be ready by the time it starts to cool off.  I felt motivated by National Sewing Month and thought now is as good as time as ever.  When I told the kids it was time to go, this is what they had on.  We definitely got some good looks at the store!  Believe it or not I actually got some cute fabric to start sewing for Sara Wells and Ella.  Murray just told me there was a big football game on tonight, so hopefully I will start sewing!


  1. Look at that sweet baby girl looking around that door......happy happy days!