Tuesday, August 23, 2011

School Daze....

Today is the first day of school for my big two - which seems especially cruel this year, I can't remember the school year starting this early in the past & we just got back from the beach on Saturday. The house is really quiet without them! I do love how excited they get though, both kids were up and dressed early & ready to walk out the door at 7:40 - a big change from last spring towards the end when we were racing out the driveway at 8:05 to get them to school before the tardy bell at 8:15. Wonder how long this will last???
Evie was most excited to finally be able to use the binder with the kitty on it that she bought herself 2 weeks ago, and William's pretty excited about the pencil pouch he found that's one long zipper - I'm not sure why the whole thing needs to unzip, but he thinks it's pretty neat! Hope his teacher doesn't hate me too much for it ;)
Evie and William both go to the same school this year. As staff has moved around, William hasn't really run into any of Evie's teachers in the past, but I'm sure that won't be the case always. I can't say I mind, I know my younger sister always hated the 'Oh, you're Jenny's little sister!!!!' comments :) Poor Jason, he'll have 3 not too far ahead of him to color people's perceptions.
So we survived the first morning of back to school, and I took Sarah and Jason with me to breakfast with some of the other moms. I'm the only one left with little kids at home, but that will change faster than I can blink, and probably before I'm ready for it. I can't imagine the house without my little two with me, but preschool starts next week & I'll have my first taste! $10 I'm crying buckets next Tuesday after I drop Jason off.....
So while we were at the beach last week, Jason FINALLY decided to use the potty ALL.THE.TIME. HALLELUJAH! Yesterday we went to Target & bought some new Lego Batman underpants to celebrate, and I'm gathering up all the pull-ups in the house to get them OUT of here. After close to 10 years of changing diapers (seriously - Evie was born in October 2001) I can finally say that phase is over. Never thought this day would come!
I have a TON of pictures from our beach trip, but Blogger's being a PIA this week & giving me fits every time I try to upload them, but I'll keep trying. Suffice it to say, we really had a wonderful time at the beach - such a change from our last trip two years ago. It actually IS getting easier :)


  1. Happy First Day of School!!

    And potty training completed! What an accomplishment!

  2. Happy No More Diaper Day!!!
    You will save money and time now!
    Also...the whole changing poopy diapers is gone, so that's a plus.
    Evie and William look adorable and it is SERIOUSLY sucky that they have to start TODAY! That's early.

  3. We are always up early for the first day back too ,half way through the year now for us and I was chasing my kids out the door this morning telling them to sprint to school. Muh.

    Very cute first day pics! Evie is a stunner. And yay for no more nappy "diaper" changin!!! I clocked up ten years non stop too . Where's our medal!?! ;)

  4. Lucky you - back to school and no more diapers! We have two more weeks to go. Not sure if I am going to make it.

  5. Can't believe it's time to go back to school already! Seriously, it seems like summer is just getting underway. Those are some adorable photos, and I look forward to some beach ones too. The beach is my favorite place to be!! So glad to hear it's getting easier on you :)

  6. Adorable pics of the kiddos on their first day of school!

    And congrats on being diaperless after 10 LONG years lol.

  7. can I see the zipper pouch? cant picture it

  8. POTTY TRAINING!!!!!!! YAY!!!! NO DIAPERS!!! So happy for you.

    Adorable first day of school pics.

    And I have a Super idea for you.....link up one of your beach pics for Friday Daydreamin!!!!!! :)))



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