Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Schools Back In!

And so it begins... another year of school! And another first for me. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 2 years this August. My first year Olivia was in 2nd grade and Kelsey was 3. After the first few weeks of school, I got the strong impression that I needed to home school Olivia, so we withdrew her in October at the end of the first 9 weeks. I was also working from home to help make ends meet while Ben was in his last year of school and I was pregnant with Connor, so needless to say I was exhausted and busy ALL THE TIME.

My second year as a SAHM we had just moved to Oklahoma. I had a brand new baby and a very bored 4-year old. My days were still busy, even after Kelsey got into pre-K around Christmas. 2 1/2 hours is not that long when you have to walk to the school to drop them off and pick them up. My days still felt like they revolved around school, and I had very little time to myself (it felt like).

Which brings us to this year. Connor is 14 months old, and a charming young man with a very nice napping schedule. Kelsey and Olivia are in school from 9:00 to 3:30, and now I have the whole day in front of me! I am loving this...

But enough about me. Here's the girls before school yesterday:
Do you see how hard it is raining?? I took that picture after 8:00 yesterday morning and it should have been bright and sunny! But no, the first day was dismal, dreary, and wet. At least for the first few hours. So we took poser pictures indoors, of course.

Doesn't she look so sweet?
And Olivia is just too cool for words!

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

aww. First day of school pictures are the best! :)