8.13.2009

Back to School




So yesterday was back to school for us...this time of year always makes me happy, not just because I get my quiet mornings and afternoons back but because that means fall is right around the corner...I ♥ Fall

Abby and Reese are at the same school this year, I like that she keeps a lookout on her brother for me, whether he likes it or not, they had the same lunch period yesterday and she saw her brother sitting at a table by himself and she motioned him over-of course he would rather stick needles in his eyes than sit with his sister and her friends OH THE HORROR of it all...but it gives me comfort knowing she is there.

Jess moved up to middle school this year, my never let em see you sweat baby, I offered to go to school with her and help her, yanno wait outside her classes and carry her books, help her with her locker...she laughed at me...don't judge, she cracked open her big toe and it's all black and purple, she needs her mom, she just hasn't realized it yet...

After I dropped them all off, I pulled into my driveway and cried, I cried because my lil pimpess who swore she would never grow up is now a 6th grader, I cried for Reese in hopes the big 10th graders don't stuff him in a trash can, I cried for Abby because she has matured into this beautiful young adult and I wondered where has the time gone...BUT don't cry for me Argentina, I ran inside and hugged my PC and said mine,mine,mine ALLLL Mine....

Roots and Wings...



My confession for today: My MIL is sending me on a spa day, I think I need it...




33 comments:

  1. I felt that once. I dropped off my youngest for 1st grade. She didn't need me any more. "I can do it myself Mom." And she's been doin' it ever since. And as she walked in the school house, I decide right there I wanted another baby!! I was going to go home, wake up my husband and make another baby. I'm so fertile and all, all I have to do is just will it! Yep! I'm gonna have another baby.....but the closer I got to home...and the thought of EarlLee pantin' all over me....the desire to have another baby with him flat died when I turned in the driveway.

    They grow up.
    And I've noticed that they come back....and never leave!!!

    You'll be fine.

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  2. Woo Hoo first!! and hopefully second. That's happened to me twice today. A good omen.

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  3. the last line where you hug your computer kept me from crying!

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  4. I am looking forward to my kids first day - not for another 12 days or so! Oldest is starting middle school (7th grade for him), my middle son will now be at the intermediate school (4th grade for him) and my youngest starts KINDERGARTEN!

    You mean your son didn't want to be surrounded by hot upper classmen girls? You need to talk to that boy!

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  5. Jess looks so grown up. You need to stop that from happening. At once.

    Soooo glad you have your puter back. Does that mean I may "see" you somewhere? Anywhere? Sheesh.

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  6. My oldest starts Jr High in a week and a half and I am sure tears will be shed. They grow up way too fast. I still got a few years till they are all in school though.

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  7. This is so sad to me!!! I cry EVERY year when school starts, because it means they are growing up and not as dependant on mommy anymore! :(
    Your kids all look grown up! They look like really good kids!! Congrats on that!

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  8. I'm with you Georgie. I love the fall as well and back to school time. This year will be the last one for me. My only child is a senior. I know this last year will whiz by and it makes me a bit sad really. I know everyone says this but it really is true. It seems like his first day of school was only yesterday.

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  9. Well, my oldest is 27 and my youngest is graduating from college this fall. You know, I really get a bit sad this time of year. Back to school was such a big thing when they were younger, clothes shopping, school supply buying, the hustle of getting ready for the big day back, I really miss that. Enjoy this time...it goes by so quick, you can not imagine.

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  10. They look great!

    And enjoy your spa day!

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  11. Beautiful pics!!! Love this post.

    Hallie :)

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  12. great pics and quite an accomplishment to get 3 teens to stand still for that long with smiles- KUDOS.
    You deserve the spa day!

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  13. i know... it is so bittersweet. all of it. motherhood. life.

    your kids are gorgeous. you should be so proud. now forget about them and go get pampered!!!

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  14. Oh how I love these Animoto things! Your kids are GORGEOUS. I'm sure Reese is going to do fine in HS. Looks like the kind of kid who can take care of himself. Am I wrong?

    Ooh, spa day! Can I come? I've never had a real spa day! Me likey!

    Justine :o )

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  15. Awwww, Georgie, this post made me shed some tears. It's so bittersweet, isn't it?? My 4-yr old twins are at kindergarten camp this week to prep them for next week when kindergarten officially starts. I can barely stand to drop them off b/c it makes me wanna cry. I've been making my hubby drop them off this week and then I call him immediately afterwards while he's on his way to work and grill him with all kinds of questions..."they didn't cry, did they?", "did they seem happy?" and he's like "why don't you just drop them off next time?". He just doesn't get it.

    The slideshow was wonderful....you have such beautiful happy children!!!!

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  16. Your children look very happy!

    I love this time of year too. You know what I always thought sucked when I was a kid, though? Back to school clothes. We bought them in August but we had to buy clothes that would be wearable for a while so they were always winter clothes. Of course, now teens just put long sleeved shirts under their T-shirts in the winter...or don't wear long sleeves or coats at all...

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  17. a spa day?! i'm so jealous.

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  18. Great pictures of them on their first day. Courtney doesn't start until next Thursday. I'm getting pretty anxious about it. 6th Grade!

    Enjoy having the computer all to yourself!!! =)

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  19. spa day oh yeah
    you will enjoy that so much

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  20. So sweet and I love your captures!

    It was filled with mixed-emotions for me!! (Tho, Sam was definitely ready!) Tomorrow I will have a pic of my sweet little Kindergarten-student. Wow...

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  21. Reese looks a bit sad that school is back in. Are you sure you don't want to go and visit and have lunch with him? That would really make his day!!!

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  22. I have no babies in school this year, first time in decades. And I'm ok with that. I'll just enjoy your beauties:)

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  23. Nice pictures. Your kids will be fine. Now it's time for you!!!!

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  24. I so remember getting the kids ready for school. Sweet memories! And yes, come fall!!!!!!! I'm ready to do away with 3-digit temps.

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  25. Georgie--
    Time flies and the kids do grow up but they'll
    always need their MOM!
    Hope to see youu soon!

    Melinda

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  26. And how is that free computer time!!! Did it have a box of tissues all ready for ya?? I am so envious!!

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  27. I love that you said, "Don't cry for me Argentina." My BFF say that to each other all the time. Back to school already? Sheesh! Hope they all have fun!

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  28. I am passing on a meme to you at:

    http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2009/08/little-about-me.html

    Have fun!

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  29. Enjoy your spa day! Can your MIL send me on one too? I know I need it.

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  30. Luckyyyyy....I want a spa day!!

    Your kids are beautiful. We are so blessed, aren't we? Sometimes, I can hardly believe it.

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  31. Your kids are beautiful. Mine are on the younger end of yours, so I will be here often looking for advice. Tweens are TRICKY!
    I love that you hugged your computer, because I think that is the way I will feel too!

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  32. Your kids sure look ready for school. I can't wait until my kids can dress themselves and to their own hair.

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  33. I just restarted school too :)

    All is fine and well :D

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