Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Miss Me?

Has anyone else noticed that we are closing on the FALL of 2015?  I gotta admit it...I TOTALLY HAVE!!  Bring on cooler temperatures, backyard bon-fires, football, sweaters and boots!  I'm doubtful anyone out there in the inter-webs are even reading this - given I have been radio silence for EVER!  I don't really have an excuse.  But, if you have missed me - Welcome back and thanks for reading along - I have definitely missed being here!

LIFE has been speeding by in front of my eyes like a European bullet train.  I compose blog posts in my head more often than I'd care to admit.  The actual follow through is my issue.  I need to figure out how to access ALL of my photos on the MAC from the iPad.  Needless to say, I have tons of updates that I want to post.  Maybe I'll start doing Flashback Fridays...but, if I were you, I wouldn't hold my breath.

This August has been exciting and emotional.  Molly started Kindergarten August 5th...the twins will, THANK THE GOOD LORD!, finally start 3 year old Pre-School on Friday, August 14th.  

To say I was emotional on Molly's first day....well, that might be an understatement.  You *MIGHT* want to agree that I was a mess from Monday's meet the teacher until Thursday's morning bus ride.  I may have teared up at meet the teacher.  I may have cried reading "The Night Before Kindergarten" to her Tuesday night.  I may have choked  up in the car before we made it to the top of the neighborhood Wednesday morning.  I may have had to excuse myself from the classroom Wednesday morning to go to the Kindergarten bathroom to compose myself (but, DANG!  my eyes were a gorgeous shade of turquoise from fighting all of those tears!) and I may have cried just a little when my first born hopped on to the bus Thursday morning like she owned it and had done it each day of her life.  Nope, I'm not pregnant, I am just an emotional mess when it comes to my babies.  

Reflecting over the past years while she was at school that first day, I went through probably thousands of pictures on the MAC.  It's so cliche and annoying when people tell you that the days are long and the years are short.  Damn if that cliche isn't the truest statement of my life right now.  Seriously, you new parents out there....DON'T BLINK.  

Needless to say, if you know Molly, she ROCKED that first day of Kindergarten.  I was distraught because we didn't know a single person in her class - not from PreK or the neighborhood.  I was *almost* that helicopter parent that would've marched to the principal's office and demand her to be changed to another teacher.  I restrained, I know you are proud.  

So, in order of school year...these have been Molly's "First Days" so far...and, yes, I've likely cried on each occasion.  

Young 2's, Canton, GA
I don't actually have a picture of her 5 day 2s first day in Athens, but this was a few days, we will pretend, OK?
Molly's 5 day 3s and the babies Young 2's
First day of PreK
First day of Kindergarten!! 

Day 2 Riding the Bus with Ms. Cindy!
I promise to be back sooner rather than later with the twin's first day of school re-cap!  Thank you for reading along!