Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Way Back When-esday

This week I have s-l-o-w-l-y been trying to get back in school mode. I went to my classroom on Monday and went to an all day workshop yesterday. Just leaving the kids for a short amount of time has left me missing them so much. But also getting excited about a new school year! I love getting everything ready and going back to school. I have always loved getting new school clothes and supplies. Of course, the kids are adjusting well because Monday Emma said "Mom, can't we stay and play for a few more hours?!"...and yesterday was the same--they love spending time with their cousins!! I plan on doing a little back to school shopping today and Emma is soo excited about picking out her new backpack and lunchbox for kindergarten. I went online and let her choose a few different ones on Children's I love what I saw--just hope they have them in the store. I am not a fan of backpacks with characters on them. I'm also not a huge fan of clothing with characters on them. Don't get me wrong--we have a princess and cars backpack in this house and clothing with Mickey and Toy Story characters but they are not my favorites. I'm not sure why--I know it's a little strange--oh well! All of this preparation for kindergarten has me missing my little baby and remembering when she was still so little. In my eyes she is still this small little girl with her cute little voice and sweet smile. And then I look at her and she is soo tall and still has that sweet voice and big smile. I told her teacher yesterday that she should have a box of tissues ready for me when I drop her off on the first day of least I will be able to look out my classroom door and see her classroom down the hallway.

Emma: April 2006-18 months old
so playful
singing the itsy bitsy spider
My sweet girl

Have a great week!

Play along with Cheryl at's so much fun to reminisce!


  1. OMG! Sweet LITTLE Emma in those pictures. She's still very sweet, just not so little anymore, lol!

  2. What fun! I love little kid pictures! My 5 year old is going into kindergarten this year too, and I've been thinking of the toddler stage for her too. What a bittersweet time. :)

  3. What a sweetie you have! Thanks for sharing. Saw your blog from Twinfatuation.

  4. What precious pictures. She is so cute.