Okay, it’s not me if that’s what you are thinking. It’s Ethan!
We watched as Ethan got his official diploma stating that he has graduated from preschool. They called his name and he proudly walked up to pick up his diploma. After all the graduates had their diplomas, they all let go of balloons to mark their accomplishment. Then we had breakfast, he said goodbye to his friends and teachers, and we walked out of the school for the last time.
How is he already almost five? How did this last year pass so quickly? How are the girls already old enough to be starting preschool in August?
Back in September, my boy went to school for the first time. And I took a picture of him holding that first day of preschool photo today. I’m starting a tradition that I’ll be doing for many more years. Every first day of school, I’ll take a picture. Every last day of school, I’ll take a picture of the kids holding their first day of school pictures. I know this will be something that they’ll treasure when their kids start school.
OH MY GOD! Someday they’ll have kids of their own!
I’m feeling elated and happy and excited and sad all at the same time thinking about how fast these last five years have passed.
The days are long but the years are short. I am feeling and appreciating those words more and more recently. It seems the girls are getting so big, so fast. They are getting more independent. I don’t have babies anymore, I have little kids running around. Very busy little people.
It takes me back to my feelings of when I wrote An Epiphany. So many firsts have passed and we’ll never experience them again. It’s so very bittersweet.
On another note, my sister and I are taking all of the kids to the beach for a couple of days…a sort of mini vacation. The kids are excited and I’m looking forward to the sand between my toes. Summer here we come!
I also have huge holes in my house right now. You read that right, huge holes. We are having a couple of new windows and doors put in later this week, but to save a ton of money, we are having a friend (he’s a licensed contractor) knock out the walls where the windows and door will go. I can’t wait to show you the final product!