Y’all…I cannot buleeeeeev it! We officially have 4 kids in Kindergarten! (Ben, Sav, Ethan, & Drew)
(I mean, seriously?!!!!!! E, A, B, S)
It was a fairly easy morning…no major meltdowns. Mom had a nice big protein packed breakfast and lunches already made for the week. The kiddos all took showers and got dressed without a ton of direction…(or repetition for that matter) I was shocked!
I LOVE these backpacks from Papa & Granna and lunch bags from Aunt Ashley and Uncle Col… LOVE. (even if they seem to swallow these little tots!)
I cannot say enough nice things about this school, the Principal, the counselor, the teachers…this Mama is beyond impressed!
Awww… last year the kids automatically grabbed hands as they walked into preschool. It was such a cute pic that I decided to recreate it every year! (They are going to hate me when they are 13! tee hee)
Sav getting situated in her class (I ordered her adorable school dress off of Etsy)…
Sav walked right in… all smiles, confident as ever. Watch out, world!
There were buckets of Kleenex outside of every classroom~ cracked me up!
One down, 3 more to go. Next up~ Ben!
Ben~ typically my anxious guy (who has been telling me for the past 2 weeks that he was “scauewud” , aka: “scared”, to go to Kindergarten) plopped right down and started playing with the table toys.
2 down, 2 to go. Next up, Ethan!
Ebud, my little cuddle bug, is always very timid in new surroundings. (Fun fact: he has always been the ONLY kid who ever needs a hug from Mama before I leave) He was pretty nervous this day…
Just wook at that pitifuwl widdle face! (he is about to crack a smile there…) I won’t lie~ it was hard leaving him after those puppy dawg eyes.
Last, but definitely not least~ Drew! Night and day difference between Andrew and Ethan.
He bounced right down and waved good-bye with his big grin!
I’m SOOOOO glad that Joe came with me. People would stop me in the hallway and ask~ “How are you doing, Mom?! I can’t imagine doing this with 4! I’m a mess with only ONE!”…
I guess it was a good thing that I was distracted and on a mission. It took a good 30 minutes to drop off all 4 kids in their separate classrooms! I was completely WIPED OUT after that! Emotionally, physically… like sweating, y’all…
I thought for sure I would cry…but I didn’t. As I was leaving, I just let out a huge sigh and felt really sick to my stomach~ it was in knots! (Like when I had to leave all 4 kids in the NICU and return home without them). I was pretty much bummed out all day.
I mean, to completely give up all control and leave your 4 precious babies with “strangers”~ expecting them to keep the kids safe from harm… UGH. Hard stuff, y’all…
The funny part is that I met up with Ashley, Liz and their kids at McDonalds later that morning! A mom, finally without her loud & crazy quads, choosing to spend her first morning-o-freedom in a freakishly loud play area at Mickey D’s, no less!
The house has been SOOOOO eerily quiet all week. I am shocked that it is taking some time to get used to. It will probably be MUCH easier once I work a night shift and drop the kids off at school. Hey, I just might actually get some sleep for once!!! That is exciting! heh, heh
Above all, it has been such a neat thing to look back over our summer and reflect on all that has happened. Joe and I keep talking about how amazing God’s timing has been with everything. We know, without a doubt, that we are exactly where He wants us to be and it is such an incredibly peaceful feeling. (that’s not to say that there wasn’t many a “freak out session” had by both of us throughout the entire process!)
But we love our new house.
We love our new school.
We love our little family.
We are beyond blessed.