September 8, 2014

Well, now here we are.

I've officially delivered all of my little birds off to their first day of kindergarten.

By the fourth child, I must admit, it feels pretty much like a regular day. Ivy totally had the countdown going, though, and was no doubt my most-ready and most-excited child for her first day of school. But then we got there and she found her hook, got in line, and was off to class and sitting on the carpet with all the other kids before I could even take a pic.

She already knows quite a few of the kids in her class from dance or just being a kid around this small town. She met her teacher last week and so now they go way back.

So anyway, I guess it was time for me to go. I just turned around and was like, huh, guess that's it. I left and got my coffee. And then thought I probably should record this important milestone.

It's quiet. The kitchen counters still look like morning happened. I need to get dinner going in the crockpot. Maybe I'll get some work done. Then it will be time to pick her up, then pick up the boys, and I see how the days going faster happens. I am here and there they go.


  1. I started reading your blog not long after Ivy was born, after an article mentioned it in the Chicago Tribune! I can't believe she's so big already!

  2. Yes, it just slips by us...I don't really get it while I also totally get it. The quiet moments go fast too and sometimes that means we STILL get so little done, but I'm so glad for how fast the days go too because it means they get home to me.

  3. I still remember when you were pregnant with her - like it was yesterday. Time really


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