Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School!

Last Wednesday was the 1st day back to school for my little guys. Jack started 3rd grade and it was particularly special for Sam as he started all day Kindergarten. I had been dreading that day ever since my kids were babies. Knowing that someday both my babies would be in school all day, no longer at home with mama to keep me company and share special times with....the thought of it just made me sad. I am proud to report that I didn't cry in front of Sam at all. He was nervous but he held it together and was a big boy. After I left the school, it hit me about 30 minutes later. It wasn't only that I would miss them being underfoot, it was recalling special memories of when they were just infants. Time goes by way too fast. I know, I know, I better suck it up and accept the fact that there will be many more goodbyes along the way. Like when they turn 18 and move away for college? I try not to think about it too much. :)

Anyways, the boys wanted to cheer me up by making me something special that I could look at every day while they are at school and be reminded of them. Thanks to Jenni over at the Vintage Umbrella, she shared a wonderful painted canvas that was so cute and easy for my boys to do. It seriously only took them about an hour from start to finish, and they turned out beautifully. Of course Jack is my deep thinker. His says, "Your love reaches all the way to my heart." Sam's says, "I love you so much & I will miss you when I'm at school." Pretty much straight and to the point isn't it? :)

As I said, they started back to school last week so I have had 4 days without them here and I am starting to settle into a routine. During the day I plan to get lots of stuff accomplished so that I can make time for fun when the boys get home. I have the best memories of arriving home from school as a child with a delicious snack waiting and the warm, beautiful smile of my mother anxiously awaiting my return. :)

4 comments:

Sabrina Alery said...

Aww, what a couple of sweeties off to their first day! We started last week and it was so hard!
BTW, received my limited edition, signed copy of Cricut mag today - thank you so much Amy, I love it!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gosh! How absolutely precious! I'm mean their canvases, but look at those cuties! You're ever so blessed!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwww they are so sweet!!!!! I loveeeeeee the photos of the two of them... and those canvasses they made are just GORGEOUS!!!!

Sandy Michelle said...

It's school there already huh? We have to wait another week. Your boys are adorable!!

Sandy xox