Friday, August 20, 2010

First Day of School

I can't believe I haven't blogged all summer. Well, really I can believe it. There was NO time! We were so busy between camp, therapy sessions, and every day fun. I've missed it tho. I started thinking I needed to get back so I can start documenting our memories. I'm not a scrapbooker. In fact, I'm thinking about selling all the stuff I bought from Creative Memories that is just sitting in the closet. Sigh! Anyway, here is my attempt to get back at it.

I want to create sort of back-to-school tradition. We had my niece and nephew over the weekend before school started for one last swim, and then Wednesday, I took Evan and Ella Grace out for a special back-to-school lunch at Purple Cow. Always a treat to go there. I think I just found my tradition. =)

Me and my BIG school boy

So handsome, so sweet, so precious

Sweet sister, thinks her brother is IT. She told me, "You might miss him," when we dropped him off at school. Somehow, I think she was talking about herself, not me.

Evan had a GREAT first day back at school. I was a bit worried about it because the night before was open house. He cried! I think reality sunk in that summer was over. =( I prayed really hard and clung to Lamentations 3:23 - "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. " I also prayed, prayed, and prayed some more. The next morning, he woke up early. He was SO happy and SO ready for school. He did GREAT and had a very fun day.

I wish there was a way to convey how incredibly PROUD I am of this child!

Evan and one of his teachers, Ms. Myrie. He was so glad to see her (and so was I). I love his new little backpack and lunch box. He wore it around the house the night before. =) About 30 seconds after I took this picture, I bawled my eyes out! It was a weird mixture of being so proud of him and how hard he has worked and sad at how fast time has gone by.

I hope all of your little ones have had a fun and easy transition back to school. Here's to a great year!!!


Kandi West said...

Welcome back! I'm glad Evan's first day was great. Hope to see you soon!

His Doorkeeper said...

That picture of Evan and his teacher walking into school was priceless!! So sweet....I would have cried a bucket of tears too! Of course, I cried when Kelly went to OBU!

So happy all things went well!

Heather said...

YAY!!!! SOOOOOO glad you are back to blogging!!! Your kiddos are SO BIG but as precious as ever!!!! So glad Evan had a great first day!

Kelley said...

I love all of the pictures! I am glad Evan had a great day back to school! Ella Grace has grown so much in your pictures from the spring to now.

Jacquie said...

I've MISSED you, Leigh Ann!!! And seeing what the kiddos are up to. I love your back to school pictures - and I love your precious momma heart. I can always hear the love you have for your children in your posts.

Your kids have sure grown over the summer and so has your HAIR!

The Garners said...

I've missed your posts!

Your sweet kids have grown so much over the summer!

Candy said...

SO glad your back to blogging!!! Your kids have grown SO much! I'm so glad Evan had a great 1st day of school! The pics are precious! It's hard letting them go after spending all summer with them, I think!

Claire said...

What a sweet post! I'm glad Even is enjoying back to school!


Betsy said...

I have missed you so much Leigh Ann!! I am so glad Evan had a good first day. He is so handsome and looked so big walking in with his teacher! I feel the same way you do about the first day of school...proud, but a little sentimental, too.

Hope this is a GREAT school year for Evan and Ella Grace, too!!! :)