Friday, August 20, 2010

Goodbye, Summer!

The season, not the girl, of course! We sent off summer in style today with a fun trip to the zoo with Leanne and Ava. We had a ton of fun, even though it was terribly hot.

I can't BELIEVE that Garrett is starting school on Monday. But I also don't think that there has ever been a mother or child so ready for school to start. It has been such a wonderful blessing to be able to keep him home with me for these past 4 years, but it has also been exhausting, and at times very trying. He is so social and outgoing, I KNOW he is going to love school. I honestly don't think tears will be shed on either side. I'm really looking forward to having some quality time with Summer and also to being able to work with only one noisy child rather than 2. Garrett even informed me that he would rather drive to school on his first day with his friend Xander, rather than have me take him. THAT made me more sad than anything else, and of course as soon as he realized it made me sad he told me "But you can pick me up and take me on my 2nd day!" Crazy boy.

Summer has really become her own little person this summer. She's finally started talking more. Some of it is still completely incoherent, but she has quite a bit to say on pretty much everything. Last night she implored Haylee to help her turn on the light switch ("Push . . . Haylee, HELP!") which is pretty funny since Haylee is just a tad too short, and lacks hands. :-)

So it is with a great deal of pleasure that I bid goodbye not only to the work week and to summer, but also the chapter of my life when both of my kids are home all day, every day. I am very blessed with the arrangement we have, but I am very much looking forward to not being spread quite so thin.

1 comment:

JenFen said...

I love the family pic on your blog title. So will Garrett be in school 5 days a week? Jadyn only went 2 mornings last year and will be 3 mornings this year. I think when Jake went to pre-k, it was nice to have one-on-one time with Jadyn so I am sure you will also enjoy your time with Summer.