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September 3, 2014

This Guy

First Day of School
Today, we found ourselves up at the crack of dawn (after oversleeping our alarms, oops), bouncing with energy and getting lunch packed into a brand new R2D2 lunchbox. It seems surreal that summer is already over and we're getting back into the swing of school, this year being three days a week instead of two.

This guy was beside himself with excitement that he got to start Pre-K4 today. Nathaniel was literally jumping up and down knowing that he would get to spend the day with his friends at school. Despite the jumping, we managed to wrangle him into his carseat and out the door in record time.

I have to admit, my mama heart ached a little sending him off to school. Don't get me wrong- I'm all for running errands with only one child to buckle into a carseat. The fact that I only have to make lunch for one child is practically enough to make me giddy and the knowledge that I'll only be responsible for wiping one child's bum on school days has me dropping to my knees and giving thanks. Yet, despite the excitement of the freedom of having a child in school, it marks another year gone. It's been one year since we first sent Nathaniel off to school and so much happened in that year for him and for us as a family. It's thrilling, but it's also bittersweet.

So for the sake of posterity, I had to share this picture of our four-year-old boy today. He was so excited he could barely stand still and once I finally released him from my bear-hug in the classroom, he took off like a shot to play with his friends. Happy first day of school, bud!


  1. Love his smile, you have such a beautiful family :)

    Cathy Vargas
    Vintage Girls