I have several blog posts running around in my head. We had a great camping trip, and I have lots of pictures to share. Noah is two today! Two! I'll do his post later tonight with pictures of him having cake and all that good stuff.
Right now, I need to write about the first day at school. Emily started second grade and Ben started Kindergarten. Gulp.
Last night started off badly. Emily likes to get the party started, but doesn't know how to stop partying. She snuck out of her room and went in the backyard where my Mom was. By the time I found her and she got back to sleep, it was almost 2 hours past her bedtime. So, the party animal was probably a little tired.
But she pulled herself together this morning and still looks beautiful.
Ben didn't seem nervous at all this morning and was more concerned with finishing his game on nickjr.com. He got new Spiderman shoes that light up. He loves them and says his spidey senses are tingling when they light up.
Yep, he's an old pro.
My Mom was here, so I was able to leave Noah at home with her and go with the kids to school. So nice to not be pushing a stroller or containing a 2 year old. Instead I was able to take pictures and enjoy every second.
Ben met his teacher. Her name is Mrs. Hammond. Ben was having a hard time remembering, so David told him it was like ham and eggs, just don't say the eggs. I'm waiting for him to call her Mrs. Ham and Eggs.
He got situated at his chair and looked so cute and proud to be starting school.
I did not get all teary. Ben is an emotional kid and if I started to cry, he would think something was wrong or he did something wrong. I wanted him to be excited and feel great, not feel bad that I was crying. I stayed strong!
I walked Em to her class and got her situated. She's at a real desk and not a table and chair. She started checking out all her supplies.
Then, I think she was done with me. She's confident and secure. I love that.
After Em was settled, I walked back by the Kindergarten rooms. They were in the direction of the parking lot, so why not. I stopped to check in on Ben. I didn't want him to see me, so I took one quick picture and left.
The first day of school is very special to me as I missed Emily's first day of Kindergarten. Two years ago, I was in a hospital bed with a liver ready to rupture, blood pressure through the roof, at risk for seizures and about to be cut open to have a baby who was 9 weeks early. The hardest thing I had to deal with today was trying to get Ben off the computer to brush his teeth. I'll take that any day. So it's hard to get overly weepy today. The first day of school is something special and something to be happy about. I don't take it for granted and I'm so grateful that I'm here and I'm healthy.
The house is oddly quiet and Noah is tearing it apart, toy by toy. It's his second birthday today too. He just helped me make a funfetti cake and I'm making sauce for pasta in a little bit. It's his favorite.
It's almost time for Noah's nap. The house is quiet. What will I do with myself? Maybe I'll read a book or take a shower and have time to shave my legs. Who are we kidding...I'm going to go do dishes and fold laundry. What a glamorous life I lead, but I wouldn't change it for anything.