Wednesday, September 4, 2013 send my babies off to school

...K, 4 & 5.

I am not going to sugar coat the morning.  There were a lot of tears.  Big crocodile, nearly-have-trouble-breathing tears.

Ummm... they were my tears.

I have no idea what put me over the edge...maybe it was watching Isabella get ready so independently this morning, maybe it was the thought of her changing buses at the middle school, maybe it was just because I want so many great things for lil' ones...

I tried my best NOT to embarrass Isabella...she hates it when I cry in public.  

When we got to school this morning I channeled my emotions into caputuring the Kodak moments.

William & Mrs. Rios

Abbey & Miss Abrams
It took all of my self-control to not go visit Isabella in her class for a photo with her teacher...
(Fifth grade is considered middle school and she starts an hour earlier than the other kids.)

I am super lucky to have an especially adoring pair of eyes on Abbey this Kindergarten year.  Amy is an aid in her class and snapped a few photos of Abbey and her bestie Luke.

I love that they get to be together another year!

The day was a success.  

There were no meltdowns this afternoon and it the dinnertime-bathtime-bedtime routine was pretty smooth.

Tomorrow is another day.

Perhaps this little gal and I need to celebrate?

I see Starbucks and Pedicures in our future....

Maybe at 11:00 tomorrow morning?


  1. Everyone looks great! And ready for a brand-new year. I hope this week has been a good one. Unfortunately James has already come down with a virus that Peter brought home. Yikes, right? Missed yesterday but hoping to send him back to school today. With school comes... GERMS! AHHHHH. Ha ha. I should just Lysol them as they walk through the door in the afternoons. Miss you!!

  2. I plan on taking those days off when Eva and Liam get there. I can't believe how big the kids look. Isabella especially.