Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Today I let my kids go off into the big blue (or gray, as the weather would be here in the Midwest) yonder. Decked out in all pink, my Maggie climbed the stairs of that big yellow bus, and suddenly grew up.

I'm gonna be completely honest here. I wasn't sad to see her go. I'm sad to see her grow up and not be my baby anymore, but she is more than ready to be at school. Since she is almost 6, she is the oldest for her grade, and it shows.

Emma started 5th grade, and that completely blows my mind. I distinctly remember being in 5th grade. It feels like I was there just yesterday. I think Sugar Daddy and I even had the same teacher. To think that Emma may possibly be in the same class as her future spouse makes me a little sick to my stomach.

Here's the Chicas getting their model on. You can't really tell from the picture, but it was pouring rain. Just the kind of day to go home and snuggle back under the covers for an hour or two.

And here goes Mags. That bus has never seemed so big. She could barely get up the first step! At least she has morning Kindergarten, so she and Emma can sit together on the bus on the way to school, and then she'll come home on the Kindergarten bus when it's not so crowded and loud with the big kids letting off after-school steam.

Normally, I do a little table dance for back to school. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot of dancing going on , but due to an ongoing hip issue, I can't climb up on the table anymore! I guess I'm out of a job now, too. I don't think Workmans Comp covers that sort of injury.

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Kate said...

Oh my Gosh!!! That first picture doesnt even look like Maggie!!! Have I been gone that long?!? And she let you do her hair?? WOW! Congratulations. Now you can remember how it feels to only have one kid again.

DAY said...

Dido, I didn't recognize Maggie at first. But yay, school is here! what to do, what to do, i'm sure you'll think of something :) congrats for surviving another summer, we moms deserve a pat on the back every time fall comes around. *LOL*

Noel said...

Kel, the girls are adorable! The boys were so excited to see your girls at school!! Someone we actually know and actually LIKE! At school? YAY!!!

Kelli said...

I don't know if I could put my kids on a bus...especially Eli. He would never make it home!

Oh, maybe thats a good thing...Just kidding!