Yesterday marked the end of the fastest Summer ever with three of my kids heading back to school. I’m not going to lie, it is nice to have a little quiet in the house and not feel like all I do is pick up after large people and feed large people all day. But I actually miss them something terrible. Here are my big three and some of what is in store for them this year:
Big C is a Junior! He’s got an incredibly tough course load this year. He’s driving to and from school as his sister’s chauffeur and running up a storm on the Cross Country team. If my calculations are correct, he ran almost 500 miles this Summer. That is not normal.
Hannie B. had her first day of both High School and early morning Seminary (church scripture study class) yesterday. Her anxiety has been mostly quiet this summer, but reared its lovely head this week as she worried about everything High School. Getting up at 5:30 for seminary is a sleep anxiety ridden person’s nightmare. Love her. She’s also running Cross Country and has surprised us with her determination and athleticism. Four days before school she chopped off all her hair. She’s cute, sassy and super organized. (need someone to color coordinate your binders with washi tape?)
RedDog has left the safety of the Elementary School halls behind him and entered into the realm of the Middle Schoolers. He got lost once yesterday looking for the gym, but I think he is going to be okay. Hannie B. convinced him that these ombre glasses were super hip and I agree. In my mind he’s still very little, but in this picture I can see that he is not. I can also see that he for sure has red hair and it makes my heart SING!!!!
The Owlie doesn’t start Preschool until next week so we are enjoying some alone time together. Stay tuned for a picture of him next week!