Well, we survived the first day of school. Strike that, we loved the first day of school! I was the only one who cried :).
I posted this pic of Sunday morning…where did those babies go?!?! I remember taking that picture! They had been watching Mickey Mouse on my bed before they went to sleep and I honestly thought they would stay little for-ever. #iwaswrong
Now…they’re big like this…
Oh my heart! I love these two so much!
On Sunday afternoon, we got our stuff together. Both kiddos helped me pack up their backpacks…
…and we made lunches too.
After showers and pjs, I read this book to Smith before bed. Last year, I read it to Kensington and then wrote a note to her on the inside and dated it. On Sunday night, I did the same thing for Smith. I cried. I didn’t bawl hysterically or anything, but I totally got choked up because I’m going to miss my sweet boy so much during the day.
Kensington’s new first grade teacher gave her this envelope on Meet the Teacher night and so we opened it in her bed and read the cute little poem together.
After that we tucked them in for their first early to bed night in three months :).
Side note: while we were getting all emotional about them getting big and not being babies any more…as we were lamenting the fact that they’re growing up and we’ll miss them being young at home…their three year old sister was keepin’ it real by crying her head off in her room because we wouldn’t let her watch any more TV. #sigh #threeyearolds
So, as sad as I am to be sending two off…I most definitely have myself a toddler at home who reminds me that my work is not done :).
(The new school bedtime was not setting well with Miss Ashby. Apparently, we were cutting into her Peppa Pig time…)
And then yesterday morning…
…it was the first day of school and we were all excited!
This happened when I asked Kensington to kiss Smith…she’s pulling him close and he’s running off…
…little brother was not interested in a kiss!
Three of my four favorite people.
Obligatory backpack picture :).
They were just so excited!
Walking into kindergarten (insert me holding back tears here).
Kensington had already turned to go into her class when she turned back around for a big hug from her little sister (insert me holding back more tears).
And then there was one.
Oh my! This kid and I have BIG plans while her big brother and sister are at school. It’s hard to believe I get THREE years at home with her before she starts kindergarten. She’ll do a two day a week preschool class just like Kensington and Smith did between now and then, but that’s not even all day. She and I are going to have LOTS of fun over the next few years. I missed out on her first 2.5 years, so I have time to make up for with this sweet girl :).