DUNH DUNH DUNH . . . school has started.
How can it be?! Summer CAN'T BE OVER!!!!
But, alas, at least for Caroline, it is. The boys get a few more days to lounge and swim and soak it all up.
Just look at her . . .
She looks all torn up about it, doesn't she?
My sweet, baby girl started middle school today.
(Yes, I am using many paragraphs for dramatic emphasis and effect.)
Like, she has a locker, y'all. And, by the way, it ain't your mama's locker anymore! Oh no--lockers now days are interior decorating showpieces. We wallpapered, we put up accessories and mirrors and dry erase boards and could have added chandeliers and curtains and rugs. (And I have to admit, it was fun and it looks adorable.)
She has a schedule and changes classes and has study hall.
Caroline is le-git, folks. Summer reading assignment and all. Drop her off, don't walk her in. Homeroom teacher.
Wasn't she just born? Or at the very least, just starting kindergarten? 10 1/2 years goes so fast.
Okay. Pulling myself together. Plenty left to cry about Monday when Bo starts kindergarten.
Sorry. I'm gonna distract myself with a summer recap. It goes something like this . . .
We swam, we traveled, the kids went to camp(s), Caroline danced, we swam, Bo had therapy, we swam, we traveled, Caroline danced, Sascha danced, Bo had therapy, Tru made movies, we swam.
It has been (as a mom) one of the greatest summers ever. My kids all loved the pool and were able to really swim and enjoy it. I feel magazine-reading and diet dr. pepper drinking in the lounge chair is just a summer or two away.
I will have to dedicate a post to the beach, to Bo's summer victories, and a miscellaneous one over the next few days. I'm so thankful that I took the summer to hang with my little peeps. There wasn't a whole lot of adult social time and I didn't blog. After a year of insanity and schedules that kept us going in 6 different directions, I basically focused on my kiddos and loved. it. all. I am proud to say they are officially sick of each other.
Here are some pics to highlight the months. It's good to be back in the blog world.
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