I am sad to see the summer end. I have loved every minute of having everyone at home with me. I think we have gone swimming at least 5 days out of every week, read a million library books, colored, played board games, watched 5,000 episodes of Scooby Doo and The Pink Panther, and had nothing to do but just enjoy being together for almost 2 and a half months. Yes, there are times when we all are a little tired of each other, but all in all it has been a very fun summer.
My emotions get the best of me when I think about school starting. I am so excited for both Luke and Hayley, but school reminds me that they are growing up way too fast. Luke is beyond thrilled to be headed to the BIG elementary school for 1st grade. He can't wait to get on that bus, eat lunch at school and go to P.E. My heart sinks thinking that this will be the first time in 7 years that we haven't had lunch together. I know he is ready, but I'm just not sure that I am.
Hayley is headed to Kindergarten. I am so thankful to be sending her to the same school and that she will have the same teacher that Luke had last year. Mrs. Wallen is WONDERFUL! My mind has a hard time wrapping around that fact that she is really starting Kindergarten. She was the baby of the family for 4 years and it doesn't seem possible that we are at this huge milestone with her. She too is more than ready. I know she will have a great year.
Hannah Beth is not going to school (thank goodness), but we are less than 3 months away from her 1st birthday. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE???? God has been putting so much on my heart these days but I hear Him say so often, "Stop and enjoy these moments. Don't worry about the laundry or the dishes, go play with them, go swim with them, go snuggle with them...." So that is what I have been doing.
I am going to enjoy every last second of this summer. So here's to the last days of summer and my last sip of coffee this morning out of one of my favorite mugs. The mug says it all.........