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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First Day of School!!

....Can't believe it's already here. Am so excited and so very proud of my kids. Who would have thought that the last 12 years with Collin would have gone so fast? Am proud of Collin for the things he is....sweet, funny, caring.... Am not so proud of waking up at 6:00 (thanks for sleeping in there, Griff!!) to get my lazy ass out of bed at 6:30 to be in time to take pictures. Only for him to give attitude. So here is the only picture I really got of him. "Jeez!" was the word when I told him to get a picture outside. So I sent him on his merry way. Can't be perfect, eh? There is so much about him that I love, so am holding onto that. The twins were so excited that they were giving him hugs good-bye. Thought that was very sweet.

.....and here is the Gruesome Twosome. Who knew, five and a half years ago, that we would be standing here today? If I were to tear up about any of it (which I didn't until this very minute), it would be that we weren't sure that they'd even survive (though we had the blind hope that they would), let alone come so very far. Kids born as early as these two generally have many more complications with life than what we've been given. Yet here we are, ready for Kindergarten. A little scared (Erin) and way excited and confident (Griffin), but we're here. I couldn't be happier. Was a little unnerved because I couldn't give them the happy day that I gave Collin (aside from the crazy start of waking up ten minutes before school was to start...boy is that a crazy memory to share if I've not already!) his first day of KG. I dropped him off at school and then picked him up after his half day and took him to the Children's Museum. Totally focused on him that day. Couldn't give that to the twins, but I think we'll all manage. Oy, the Momma Guilt! Which is ok, really, when I think about the other inequities of raising these three hooligans. It really is a wash, no?

....Hope that everyone else is having a good start to school! Hang in there for the SAHM's that are feeling the first effects of Empty Nest Syndrome!


Anonymous Alaina said...

Aw, I'm so proud of them! I can't believe how big they're getting :-) I'm a very proud aunt, that's for sure...hang in there today! I'm sure it was hard watching them go off to kindergarten!

10:45 AM

Anonymous Cath said...

I'm not surprised you are proud Steph and i teared up just reading your post. The kids are awesome and i have to say way way cute, espesh that pic of Erin and Griffin!!!!

1:21 PM

Blogger Judy in Indiana said...

Newxt year I'll come photograph Collin and you can come photograph Noah. No way was I even going to suggest he pose for me. He said he had a great dayand is excited that they will be studying ancient Greece and Rome.

His teacher is pregnat though, and will leave half way through the year. She is having twins.

2:53 PM

Blogger Katie said...

They are so cute!

3:37 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

Hope the kids had a great first day. Looking forward to hearing about it. They look so grown up.

Are they in full day kdg and are they in the same class together?

4:00 PM


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