Monday, August 25, 2014

Another Little Piece of My Heart Now...


Dropped Baby Set off for his first day of Mother's Day Out. This was a first for him and to me it felt like I was letting a little piece of my heart go for the day. I guess I am. Isn't that what the saying says... Being a mom is like having your heart walking around outside your body... or something like that?

He is going to Trinity Methodist which is pretty close to our house and is across the street from St. Mark's Episcopal where Charlie will start next week. That's right. We have three different drop offs on the two days he goes to MDO, and I'm ok with that. Thankfully, most days Isaac takes Annette to school on his way to work. Another perk of being less than a mile away from her school.

Set pouted a bit (meaning he crosses his arm and sticks out that lip real big). And tried to escape at first. But then he started playing with toys and quickly forgot to stay mad.

Big brother enjoyed sending him off to school. He kept saying "I bet he's going to cry when we leave." And "I bet he's going to hit."     Oh, big brothers. Let's hope not.

20 months old. Saying about 20 words now. NO being his favorite right now.

I'll be very ready to pick up this little piece of my heart this afternoon.
 I'm wondering if he will take the paci that I packed for nap time, since I couldn't find his ultra favorite green one. I wonder if he will lay down on a mat at all to fall asleep. I wonder if he will eat his lunch or scream because he wants somebody else's. I pray he doesn't hit when he gets frustrated. Or push. Or say NO all day long.
He does well in the church nursery each week, so I'm banking on that and praying that he has lots of fun with new toys and new friends.
Lord, help us both :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Kindergarten. Kindergarten! Kindergarten?

It happened. My first child started Kindergarten. About 45 minutes ago.

Posting the pictures now seems to be the right thing to do, because I am still with her in thought and heart. Want to be there with her now. I didn't think I'd get teary, but having this milestone come and go so quickly hit me on the way home. Ouch.

She woke up to my phone alarm (self chosen alarm tone:) readily this morning. Jumped in her uniform. Didn't complain once. All smiles all morning. I managed to get her to eat a banana, even though she always insists she isn't hungry before school.

We all jumped in the car, umbrellas ready, and drove the 0.6 mile to her sweet 102 year old school.

Ready to head back to Forest Park Elementary as a Kinder.

Wish it hadn't been raining, so I could have taken some pics in front of the school.

She was tired of smiling for my camera by this point, ha.

A quick hug goodbye and then a rainy walk back to the car with just the boys

It's in the books. 
Or blog posts.

Can't wait to hear all about it at about 2:45 pm.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Bit of the Circus

 As our last summer hurrah, we went to the circus and had a BIG time.

 I still. CAN. NOT. believe how Set sat still through the whole thing. Mesmerized by all the lights and sounds I guess?!?


Loved having Cruz there too.

Isaac, I bet you'll love this next one as much as I do :)))

First day of Kindergarten for Annette tomorrow, so early bedtimes for all of us tonight.

Summer, you were pleasant and left us with lots of great family memories. 

~ a very grateful morgan