September 09, 2012

Sunshine Sunday - kindergarten and today

Rex had his first day of kindergarten this week.  Can you tell he was a little excited?


We've been counting down the days.  He was really anxious to make some friends.  (Our neighborhood doesn't have a lot of kids in it.  He had a playdate this week already and he's loving school.  I kind of thought I'd celebrate his first day because Baden had preschool that day and I had 2 hours to myself.  You know what?  It was really, really weird.  However, I think I'll get used to it and love it eventually.


This week kind of made me more aware of how fast time is going.  You see, these fort days aren't going to last that long.


And it won't be long until snuggles from mom won't make everything better.  The super hero costumes will be given to D.I. (if they're still usable by then).  And life will be different.


So, I'm trying to soak it all in.  I'm trying to look past the tantrums and just enjoy holding them tight for now.  I'm grateful for today.

Thanks for stopping by.

15 comments:

  1. I was just thinking the same thing. My eldest is snuggling on the couch with me and my youngest is running around playing Batman (in one of the adorable capes we got from your mother last year.) I love peaceful happy KID moments like these. I know they won't last forever.

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  2. Love the Wolverine costume! My son would go crazy for that. I would love to know where you got it!

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    1. Party City has them for Halloween! Hope that helps!

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    2. We bought it at Target a couple of years ago right before Halloween.

      Cheri

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  3. Absolutely love Rex's shirt!

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  4. This post is so relatable! I'm still in a little bit of denial when it comes to the thought that I have a Kindergartner! How did we get here so fast?!? Such a good point to try and look past all the tantrums and such!

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  5. Oh -- but it gets so much better! Those costumes lead to learning to read the actual comic books, and you can read them together side-by-side on the couch. Indoor forts become outdoor forts. And no one but no one can take the place in their hearts reserved for their Mom. Enjoy it all, every step. Don't waste time mourning the past or you'll miss the now. And it's all good!

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  6. As a mom of four boys, you've got a while in those costumes:) and it seems like my boys just get better and better at building the forts! My 8 9 and 10 year olds completed the books of narnia and lord of the rings series this summer and it has been so much fun. We've had weeks of pretend play; complete, with reconstructing helm's deep, building lego cross bows that actually fire and fashioning armor out of cardboard. Yes, they are bigger and I miss they're chubby cheeks and sweet pjs. But they just get cooler and cooler as they get older. Enjoy them now and look forward to all that is to come!

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  7. Rex looks adorable!! That's surely enough enthusiasm to last a lifetime. They do grow so fast. Mine made a fort yesterday!

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  8. Aw. What a sweet post. I too have been reflecting and savoring. Two days a week, all my babies are in school. It's strange, but I am trying to learn to love it.

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  9. Glad to see you back (even if you were only gone a few days) Your boys are too cute. I only have a one year old but I know what you mean about them growing too fast!
    -Timber @ whimsoftim.blogspot.com

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  10. As a mom of four grown kids and Nana to four grands, I can testify to the fact that it all goes by at warp speed. All you can do is take billions of pictures with your heart and be cognizant always that life is like standing in running water--you can't truly catch it in your hand, so just enjoy.

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  11. so sweet! btw, where is your beautiful rug from?

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    1. It's from Target. I think they might still carry it.

      Cheri

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  12. Your boys are so cute !!!
    I have two boys as well and it is fun most of the dayss with them but they grow up so fast !

    love to visit your blog and I love your tutorials (especially the upcycled boy hats which make me addicted to cut all my old t-shirts....)

    hugs from Marina/Germany

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