Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kicking and Screaming

There was a lot of kicking and screaming going on this morning at our house! If you had been here you would have heard; "But, I don't want to!" or "I'm not going to!" or "I'm going to cry!" And, just so you know, all of this was coming from ME, not our children! Can you guess what went on here this morning? Here is a hint: I dread this day EVERY single year.

Yep! You guessed it! It's the first day of school!

I actually didn't behave the way that I described above, but I surely wanted to! I LOVE summer vacation and having my boys home with me! But, today this ends. :(

Here are the boys before they left for school today.

Here is Nolan standing in line to enter school.

Here is Caleb standing in line.

And, here is Caleb putting his supplies in his desk at school. (He's excited to have a desk "that opens up!")

Jacob says that he's "excited about seeing his friends again, and having P.E. & Art class." Other than that, he's sad to see summer vacation end as well. Nolan says that he "is excited about EVERYTHING!" And, Caleb says that he's "50% happy and 50% sad."

So, how does Gavin feel about all of this?

He's his happy self, as usual! But, I think that he will miss his brothers and all the fun that they provide him too!

Gavin starts school on Thursday! I didn't cry today, like I thought that I would, but I'm confident that Thursday will get those tears a rollin'! Say some prayers for me, cause I think that I'm going to need them!

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6


Lacey said...

You will need some serious prayers for Thursday. Sending him off too school. But man you'll have a couple of hours with no kids to get stuff done.
The reason they have to intubate him is because they sedate for all MRI's because they have to be perfectly still. They won't sedate him without intubating him with general anesthesia, he's to risky.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh my goodness, those are some handsome young men!! I will be thinking of you on Thursday for sure. I'm sure it'll be the cryingest (LOL) school day you've had so far. I'm sure Gavin will LOVE it though!

Hope said...

You'll cry Thursday, but I think Gavin will love school. It will be good for you both!

I was sad to see summer end too. it flew by.

Michelle said...

Ok, that first paragraph was totally funny. I'm sure you will be able to adjust to some more quieter hours...lol. I cannot even imagine the school thing with Lillian. I think we will be qualified for homebound education because of her medical fragility. So hard to believe it has almost been three years....Sending you a hug, they will be back home before you know it and the dreaded homework hour will begin...ugh.

Annette Gysen said...

It's great that your boys are happy to be back, even though it makes you sad. And I'll be thinking of you on Thursday--that will be a hard day, I'm sure!

Cammie Heflin said...

He looks extremely happy!

Cindy said...

I hear ya Alicia! My girls started school today. The younger one had her first day of middle school. I was worried all day!!!!! I'll be thinking of ya on Thursday! T.J. starts on Tuesday next week. The bus is going to pick him up. I am freaking out about it! I'm sure he will do fine. It's me that is going to have the problem!!! ;0)


Inspired said...

So grown up!! You will be in my thoughts on Thursday!


Alicia said...

You are so funny! I dread the beginning of school too and I don't even have kids in school. I think it's because it means the end of summer.

Go ahead and cry Mama. I think we would worry about you if you didn't. I hope things went well today for Gavin's first day!