Well, I’m not quite sure the kids understood that this was their very last day of school for the summer (given the ear-to-ear grins that they were sportin’ this morning)…but Mama was surely bummed for them. All of their new friends and new teachers will be missed terribly. (The kids will be starting a completely different school in September)
Andrew and Ben were super excited about something- NO idea what it was, but I LOVED the smiles! Ethan was still trying to wake up and could not wrap his mind around his annoying mom, wanting to take pictures, at 8:30am in the smoldering Texas heat! And Savi…well, “Miss Thang” is always up for a photo op.
Yep, these cute little dudes just cruise around the neighborhood and reside in the pond across the street. I’ve accidentally almost hit them in my burb a time or two. (or three) They quack me up. tee hee hee herrrrrrr. (geesh…that was super lame)
Okay, so I’m not gonna lie…I’ve been having a difficult time wrapping my mind around this 3rd birthday. I have NEVER been one to get upset about the kids turning a year older---I LOVE birthdays…you could say that I’m one of those annoying birthday people who thinks the world revolves around themselves for an entire week out of every year. (who doesn’t?!)
We are so completely blessed to experience life through the eyes of 4, wonderful, amazing, deeply connected, quadruplet siblings. I’ve embraced every new beginning, knowing that a certain special chapter is ending.
This 3rd birthday has been exceptionally hard for me. We must say good-bye to new friends and teachers from our wonderful Mother’s Day Out program…and look forward to our new school in the fall (BIG KID SCHOOL!).
More importantly, we must say good-bye to ECI (Early Childhood Intervention). At age 3, our children no longer qualify for services and passed their school district evaluations with flying colors. (which is a good thing, of course!) The kids have had ECI since they were born! Our case manager, Kathy, has become a dear friend of mine. She’s one of those buddies who would drop anything in a second if you needed her. Such a blessing in our lives.
Drew & Ben’s speech/ language/ pragmatics has developed in ways that Joe and I never could have imagined. Miss Ann is an incredible woman and she will be dearly missed.
I could go on and on…but just wanted to write down some my scattered thoughts that have been on repeat in my head. I’m not used to these emotions. Its part: excitement, anxiety, celebration, sadness, gratitude, pride, fear of the unknown, new beginnings…
the terrifying 3’s!!!
(muah ha ha ha ha ha hA)
insert Suz’s evil laugh…
(Were they terrifying, terrible or terrific for you?!)