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First Day of Preschool

We hit a milestone today. This morning I dropped the boys off for their very first day of preschool. They were so excited to finally be going! Considering the nap time issues we’ve been having lately, it’s bizarre to be sitting in my house and knowing it will be this quite for a good chunk of time. I love it! I get to blog in peace and in a minute I’ll get to bake in peace (gotta have some chocolate chip cookies for the fellas when they get home)!

I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I hoped to this morning, thanks to one of Jackson’s shoes being MIA (it finally was found behind the TV, because that’s obviously where shoes belong). I can’t wait to greet them after school with my camera and video camera in hand though. The excitement is going to be through the roof, I’m sure!

Ahh, the cuteness! The boys marched right into their classroom, found their cubby/hooks for their bags and went off to play with hardly a glance towards Nick or me. Such big kids! So I said ‘so long’ to Nick as he headed in to work and I walked back out to the van. As I was walking out, I thought “this is so weird to be dropping them off and leaving the building”. Then I got into the van and something weird happened… I teared up! I didn’t cry, I just had the start of some tears. I totally wasn’t expecting it!

Maybe I’m extra sensitive with these pregnancy hormones, or maybe it’s because we’ve reached the end of an era. Who knows. I just know it was shocking to sit there for a minute and think about how I’ve been the boys primary care-taker for 3 years now (the anniversary of Tyler’s “coming home” day from the NICU was yesterday, so it’s been 3 years almost exactly since I had all three boys home) and now someone else will be taking care of them for a good chunk of their day.

My tears should not be confused with sadness though. No sir! I’m excited for the boys and I’m excited for me! It’s just the end of an era with them.

  • September 16, 2010 - 10:48 am

    Alison G. - I cry everytime my boys go into a new school or grade!!! I’m just sensitive person all together!:)ReplyCancel

  • September 16, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Christina - They look like such big boys! Enjoy your quiet time! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • September 16, 2010 - 11:46 am

    RoseAnne - I tear up when I remember those milestones, and you and I know how long ago that was. I tear up when I read your posts because I remember. Nobody would want to arrest their growth at a certain point, but there is a bittersweet aspect to the change. Great pictures as usual, btw. Enjoy the peace and quiet.ReplyCancel

  • September 16, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    pop pop - I understand tears. Just you wait Mrs Helen….ReplyCancel

  • September 17, 2010 - 8:25 am

    Patty from WW - The pictures are wonderful! I bet there was a lot of excitement at your house yesterday afternoon. I hope you enjoyed your quiet time!ReplyCancel

  • September 17, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Chris from WW - Such little men! They grow so fast, blink of an eye. Your photography is so fantastic. I’m sure you will enjoy having some quiet time during the day–enjoy it while you can, soon #4 will take up that space. 🙂 Miss you!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2010 - 7:45 am

    Aunt Sue - I teared up just reading…..! It doesn’t change – even when they go off to college! The most special part is the wonderful one-on-one time you’ll have with your precious little girl very soon! You are a smart mom to embrace the changes of time. Enjoy your quiet time. Love you!ReplyCancel

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