Thursday, August 21, 2008

And they're off!

Off to Mother's Day Out!!

That's right, after taking a year off, the kids are going back and I am not, yahoo!

I am very excited about them returning to school...

Here's Captain Goober...what a goofy grin!

Here's Petite Miss...she's eyeballing the play-doh.

There was some question about how our separation would couldn't have been better!! Evan was very happy to be there...and Ella couldn't sit down quick enough. And she waved bye 'see ya later' to me. Not one tear...from any of us! (that's huge, people!)

They'll be in school two days a week. One of those days I'll work outside the home. The other day is a 'let's see how much I can accomplish in one day' day, for now anyway.

I'm very excited about them going back to school and having a new routine. They will be doing more than watching tv, fighting or playing with the same 'ol stuff everyday.

And, remember, they have really cool nap mats!

And momma has a couple orders for said nap mats!

Looks like everyone is happy!



Sara said...

Awe, look at them! So cute!

Mine start on Monday in big school and .. I am getting STOKED!!

I bet you are lovin' the time to get work done and actually BREATH. :)

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Congrats! Looks like it goodness all around!

And that's really cool on the nap mat orders!

utmomof5 said...

Way to go with the no crying thing. Go figure, this is the first year I did cry!! Have fun with you time off!!

Brittany said...

yay! Enjoy some alone time!

Amy said...

I was going to suggest that you make a "mommy" nap pad and pillow cover.;)
Something to rest on while the troops are away.

I remember dropping Matthew off at Mother's Day out for the first time. He was like, "Later, Mom!";)
No tears were shed, by him anyway.

Your kids are yummy!
They will love when they get older getting to see all you have documented about their childhoods...
Although you might have some explaining to do with how you came up with the name "Captain Goober.";)

Enjoy your two days a week, mommy!
I hope to be meeting you soon on one of those days.

God Bless,

Jen said...

Those are the cutest nap mats I've ever seen! You're pretty talented! We start school next week and there's that mix of feelings but I am looking forward to a more structured schedule! Have fun on your day off!

Dawn said...

There are just so cute! I hope you get a lot accomplished on your 'let's see how much I can accomplish in one day' day. :-)

Kelli said...

wow, just think how much you will accomplish. Bridger starts on Sept 8th for preschool. I am looking forward to one on one with Kimber (its only two hours three days a week though)

The Newby Family said...

That's awesome! Enjoy your "adult-only" time!

Lorrie said...

School it the best thing ever!!!

Love the nap mats! You have much talent my friend.

Enjoy your two days of quiet.

Will I see you this year at CBS??
(next week)


jennwa said...

Your kids look so cute going to school. Mine are starting Monday. Yeah!!!! You are right you can get so much more done when the kids are away. Enjoy your 2 days.

Elaine A. said...

Looks like they are gonna do great!

I can't forget to take my camera on the first day...

Can't wait to get said nap mats... : )

The Boyds Family said...

Look at them....looking all grown up and ready to start big kid school.. :)

THAT is when the tears will start..

AND those nap mats are the cutest thing EVER!!! Good job!

Anonymous said...

The Bean has the same reaction when we drop her off at daycare. It's a "see ya" thrown over her shoulder as she runs to hug her friends. She officially starts in one of the preschool rooms next week though. She sure is growing up!

Cindy Kraft said...

I'm sure you can find lots to sew in you QUITE spare time. lol Sew happy for you about your orders.

JMBMOMMY said...

Very cool mats! Too bad-my little girl can only bring a blanket -- no mats :( Okay, I know I am ridiculous--but I wanted my little girl to act like she missed me a little-LOL!

Noodle said...

Excellent!! I'm glad it went well. :) LOVE the nap mats!