Thursday, August 18, 2011

The First Day

New school year!  YAY!  I already miss my little helpers.  I have had to unload the dishwasher, pick up the house, and unload the sacks of groceries all by my lonesome.  Funny how you start to get accustomed to having a little help! 

I will say that knowing once you have picked up the house and you know it will stay that way for more than 10 seconds, is quite a nice feeling.

I haven't had time to sit around, but the moments I do have are awfully quiet.  Not that I mind that...

All boys were ready to go this year!  When they got home from their first day, this is how it unfolded:

Cade sits down at the breakfast table with books and homework.  A huge grin spreads across his face as I realize he is finally back in his element.  School is simply his happy place.

Eli smiles and says that this will be a fun year.  (After he tells me he will only have homework two days a week.)

Sam goes to his room, flings himself on his bed and starts sucking his fingers and loving his blanket.   This morning he proceeded to tell me he doesn't want to go back to school today and that his stomach hurts and he should probably stay home.

Oh, the different kids that we have!  (Which was proved by the different color shirts they all picked out.)
And, oh how I love them each totally and completely!








 Guess it is just gonna be me and my girl...

7 comments:

Kim said...

Oh man, they are all in school! You are going to miss having Sam around more aren't you??? Such sweet boys you have. It's amazing how God makes them so unique and such a valuable part of the family. :)

Erica said...

love this post :) your boys are precious (I can only hope to have 12 as sweet as they are, right?)

In His Army said...

Handsome boys :) I hope they have a great year!

Cassie said... said...

that's the major thing I've noticed...things stay clean for an entire 8 hours!

Anonymous said...

Precious boys! Love the back to school pictures! Kelley

Bugs and Sunshine said...

such sweet pictures becke'!

Kelli said...

Happy day for your sweet boys. WHY does Sam look so grown up, though?! Is he full or half day? Love you guys. I'm already planning your trip down here to visit. Just so you know... :)