Wednesday, August 10, 2011

another first day at school -- 2011

IMG_4827I was actually a little sad to watch my big boys climb onto the bus Monday morning.  We joke that back-to-school-time is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, but truth is, we had a good lazy summer.  Plus, with my guys going back to school comes the inevitable start of my own semester, so I haven't really been too eager for it to come.

IMG_4809I don't get weepy or sad when my kids start school, in general.  The day my oldest, Sean, went to kindergarten for the first time I did cry off and on all day.  But since then, I've been completely OK with my children going off to get educated, leaving me at home do. . . whatever.  However, today, I did have a bit of a lump in my throat watching the school bus drive off.  I came back home to find the house was quiet, too quiet.

IMG_4812Not to say I didn't get a bunch done--I did, I kicked butt, really--but I missed them.  Big kids, 2nd, 4th, and 7th graders now!

   IMG_4816I told Cameron as long as he smiled and looked at the camera, he could do any pose he wanted.  So I got half a dozen of these goofy ones.  I do have one formal nice one (for posterity sake), but these are cuter.  ;)  

IMG_4808 In two more weeks it'll be back-to-school for me too!  Good luck on the new school year, everybody!

8 comments:

laurie said...

what a great photo of your three "students"! it was a busy day at school - lots of crying moms and kids down the kinder hall where i was - quite the transition for a few. :-)

Anonymous said...

Reading your post made me think of Lizzie going to school for the first time and it made me tear up. Thanks for that, I appreciate it. Man that girl has turned me into a wuss!

B

Lorie said...

I hope they all had a great first day! Enjoy your time before you head back!!

Annette Lyon said...

We don't start for a couple of week yet, but I'm already bracing myself for it. I swear, once they hit junior high, time goes on fast forward. *sniff*

Jaime said...

Your boys are looking so grown up! Good luck to you Amie in your upcoming semester.

leaner said...

I'm totally weepy and school is still days away. But I cry easily these days, hormones all out of whack and stress abounding.

Casey Lu said...

My kids went back on the 1st. The boys look great for back to school. Can't believe we have seventh graders!! Yep, go back to school on the 23rd. Have to go get my books on Monday. What are you taking this semester? I am taking Art 112 which is a graphic design course, and Advanced Photoshop. Would be funner if was able to take them online but oh well, I guess on campus can be fun too. Glad you had a fun easy going summer. We did too but went by WAY too fast!

Lara said...

I love first day of school photos! They are just full of excitement. Thanks for sharing them. Good luck with your semester, too!