Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of First Grade

I have a first grader? What?  When did that happen?  It seems like hours ago Alex started preschool, minutes ago he started Kindergarten, and seconds ago he got off the bus ready to start summer vacation! But here we are- the first day of school!

This summer I spent good deal of time just looking at and listening to Alex in a state of complete awe.  He has grown up so much! He is all arms and legs and has a big boy haircut. His vocabulary is incredible. He can read to me at bedtime.  I have to give him his kisses when no one is looking.  And this morning as I watched him tie his own shoes, the lump in my throat got bigger and bigger.  He truly is my big first grader. 

He got on the bus with a wave and a smile (of course he was first in line).  I managed to not cry.  As the bus drove away I got butterflies in my stomach.  As much as I miss not having him here with us, I am so excited for him to go to school and learn all kinds of new things.  But I can't help it. I keep looking at the clock.  I can't wait to see that cute little smile as he gets off the bus and tells me about his first day of first grade!

Summer 2012 - Part 2

We had so much fun this August.  We spent our days at the pool and the beach.  We ate Thrashers Fries, cotton candy, and Fisher's popcorn. We rode rides on 3 different boardwalks in three different states. Daddy and Alex went fishing and hiking and camping.  We went to movies, had a lemonade stand, and ate ice cream with friends. We cheered on the Ravens and the Orioles!

Our cousins visited us from New Jersey and Australia.  We visited family in New Jersey.  Zachary got to experience his very first (and second) cousin's weekend and meet his best buddies Chase and Grady.

Can't believe how quickly summer has gone by this year.  It was a great one though.  We made memories that we will never forget.  And on Sunday, we will celebrate Isabella's birthday with a huge party with all of our family and friends.  One last summer fling!  Stay tuned...