Wednesday, September 9, 2009

There are certain things pregnant women should not have to do--ever!

These things include scrubbing bathtubs and carrying huge baskets of laundry down stairs, but the top of list happened yesterday. I not only had to let Joshua go to Kindergarten which is a very sad event in itself, I realized my first baby was starting her last year of Elementary school. I knew I was going to have a tough morning letting Joshua go, that was expected. I was just surprised at how emotional I was going to be over Mariah becoming a 5th grader. Where did the years go? I can't believe how each passing school year still gets to me. I would never want the responsibility of home schooling my children, but I do love having them all home. It is chaotic, noisy and messy to have them all home--but I love it! Time really is a tricky thing. I always pictured myself surrounded by little kids, I just never saw myself having a 10 year old or teenagers for that matter. I love that Kenny Chesney song "Don't Blink". I need to remind myself everyday to cherish the day to day moments because they go all too fast. I hope the kids have a great year and enjoy every moment. I also hope I can stop stressing about the piles of laundry, dirty dishes, and meals to prepare long enough to enjoy it with them!
Super Joshua off to tackle Kindergarten--hopefully not his teacher.
That is NOT my baby girl, heaven help me! I think I had that same bracelet in Jr. High--love that neons are back in style!
She is so sweet, I am jealous of the teacher that gets her in her class all day!
The faces only a mother could love:)

Where did all the kids go??? That is the question I have received from Gabriella about 29 times yesterday! She was so sad to have all the kids go to school. She even put on a back pack of her own as the kids were gathering up all their stuff. She wanted to go with them. When Josh ran into his classroom she started screaming "My bro-der!" (that's my brother for those that don't speak 2 year old) She screamed this all the way down the hall until Sam walked into her classroom and she yelled "my Dammie" until Mariah walked in to her classroom. She was very mad at this point and I had to get out of the school before she really lost it. She has been very lonely and jumps up from whatever she is doing if she thinks she hears the bus coming. I am glad she loves them so much!

8 comments:

Donahue Family said...

Aw, such sweet pictures!!! I love the silly face one.
I'm with you on loving the kids at home. I miss my boys too. I'm all alone.
Anyway. The kids look adorable!

Julia Darley said...

You almost made me cry. They DO grow up too fast! Love the back to school cake!

Jason & Catherine Beveridge said...

Ok, I haven't even congratulated you on the pregnancy yet and you already know it's a girl! Sorry I've been so rude. I'm so excited for you. Your kids are all adorable and they are lucky to have you as their mom. Hope you are doing well. Can't wait to meet the new one.xoxoxox

Aimee said...

You're pregnant!?!?!?
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Troy * Molly * Braden * Camiron said...

what you are pregnant?! you fall off the blogging world forever, and come back with that! congratulations! so excited for you!

burton family said...

I can not believe how old your kids are! I can't believe little Josh is already in school. WOW, Time flies. How are things going?

Rebekah said...

AWWWW! Can't Josh come to school with Shayne and Weston??? I LOVE the photos and LOVE the cake. You are such an amazing mom! Miss you tons! Love, R

Doug, Katie, Britton, Hayden, Boston Anderson said...

They looked so cute on their first day of school. They are growing up so fast. Your cake turned out so cute.