Saturday, September 8, 2012

Back to School :: Don't Blink!

This last week, I sent both my babies off to school, again.  I felt pretty prepared, but during the final days of summer, I thought of the things that we didn't get to, and wondered if I entertained them enough over the summer, if we'd done enough together?  You know, those sort of insecurities that come with being a mother?  But I was able to brush the doubt off rather quickly, and be happy for the fun that we did have--camping, a family reunion in Montana, we added quite a few new pets to our homestead, and had fun doing the little things like berry picking and making homemade ice cream.  
There was lots of bike riding, tending to our garden and harvesting and playing outdoors with friends.  Summer was good, relaxed and enjoyed, for sure.
My Brooklynn loves school.  With that, it sure makes sending her off onto the school bus that much easier.  I didn't have to do what I did last year, because I was confident in her confidence.  When she came home after her first full day of school, we asked what she thought, and she said, "I think I was gone for maybe, two hours?"  
It was actually about 7.5 hours and I felt it.  It was a long time, and by the end of the week, I was missing her, a lot.
A whole lot changes in just one year!

Then there's my sweet rascal, Asher.
Woah.  He was a baby last year!  Now, he means serious boy-business.  
And to second what I'm saying, he's been taking naps lately.  He didn't even do that at two!  He's growing into such a funny, sweet, imaginative, happy little boy, who needs more rest these days to keep up with the adventure within him. Now I just need to accumulate the same pictures of him on his first days!
He also loves a good fohawk and wearing happy birthday stickers on his first day of school.
He makes me smile.
They make me smile.
Hope all you mamas are having a happy beginning to your school year!


Amber September 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM  

That's cute Cass. I'm glad your kiddos are lovin' school. They're such imaginative, social, friendly little kids. I love it!

Cute idea to document the growth like you did in those photos. You're a GREAT mom!

Enjoy the little break you're getting now. You deserve some "Cassie time".

Connie September 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM  

Oh, they are both so darling! They look like happy and secure kids. They must feel your love!

Kristina September 9, 2012 at 8:23 PM  

I seriously LOVE them!!! Happy to be able to see them grow up and missing our special times together. I still owe Asher some colored hair gel ;) Not sure if he remembers or not but I do :)

b davis September 10, 2012 at 5:06 PM  

I love your photos from last year, next to this years. Very cool! You are great at picture taking! Glad the kids are loving the new school year.

Libbie September 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM  

Isn't the night before school the worst...where you wonder...if summer was enjoyed to the last ray of sunshine? & what the coming year holds? and how much bigger they will be next summer? And then it starts...& then it is normal...& good. :)

I was thinking of you the other day when your comment popped up! Hope the first week went great for your cuties!!!

emma September 13, 2012 at 7:53 AM  

such darling photos, your kids are so cute. it sounds like you guys had a great summer together! i have a feeling summers are 100x better with kids around :)

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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