Thursday, September 5, 2013

Back To School

I have only teared up once today, so this will be quick so I can stay strong!

We did our pictures, did the drop off, and I handled it all pretty well.  Then Carter (who is sick and can't go to school yet) and I went to Dunkin Donuts.  Cause, why not?  Things were going great.

Until I listened to "Cups" from the movie Pitch Perfect.  It's so NOT a song to cry to, but one of the lyrics is "you're gonna miss me when I'm gone."  Well gosh darnit if that isn't the truth.

The kids could be driving me batsh!t crazy but as soon as I am away from them, I miss them.

Ugh.

So I was tearing up, told Carter I can't believe they are in school and growing up, and my wise one said, "Mom, it's ok, everyone grows up.  But our voices are the same.  And we'll always be your babies."

Bingo.  Everyone does in fact grow up, their little voices are still sweet and loving, and no matter how old they get, they will ALWAYS be my babies.

Happy first day of school Team P, minus CJ.  You get to be home alone with me today!!

 My birds! GB-3, HR-2, CJ-4




 I love a nice awkward family photo!

 Harpie is on her own, but God is she cute!

 There we go, babycakes!  Join the group.

 CJ insisted on a backpack shot.

And I am selfish and vain and made CJ take a pic of us!  I love Gabo in this pic!