Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Big Days

This month was important in our little family. Not only did our youngest turn 4 years old....




...he also went to school for the first time ever. My only boy, the baby, the last child we will have, my heart.....is now spending time away from home. Okay, so it's only for a couple hours but still, it's hard to see him taking that step.



He, on the other hand, is handling it perfectly. He's so excited to go to school and that makes it sting a little less for his mama.





Today we pulled up to his preschool and as I took him out of his car seat he said to me, "I missed you last time when I was at this place." I think my heart did a complete flip flop. As parents we live for those moments, the rare times when they share their feelings like a grown up would.





I wonder if he was letting me know that hey, even though I'm having fun, I still think about you.

Just another reminder of how big he's getting, how the time continues to go so fast.


Some days I wish I could bottle it up.




28 comments:

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Every day I get choked up and wish I could freeze time.

Theresa said...

What a cutiepie! Couldn't you just squeeze him when he said that about missing you. You know what, you do bottle it up already.. in your heart! Have a blessed day.

Astrid said...

They grow so fast. I wish I could keep my three year old just as she is...but I know that won't/shouldn't be. :( Next year she'll start school too.

Theresa said...

I can relate. My youngest is now in grade 2 and I still feel a twinge of sadness when the bus pulls up. I know it is life, but it is hard. I always wish that I could press pause and enjoy these younger years a little longer.

Darlene said...

He is just darling!! It is so hard to believe how quickly they grow up. I still find it hard to believe I have a 5th grader....WHAT?!?!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I have one in kindergarten, one in preschool and a 10 month old. I wish there was a way to capture their ages now and relive them when they become teenagers and they aren't so "precious" anymore!

LillySue said...

Heather has it right!
My daughter is a sophmore now and my baby son is a freshmen. He told me yesterday....Mom, the older kids call us "Freshies". I know I will blink my eyes and he will be a senior, sniff sniff.
I so do miss their early years. They were so adorable back then, now...not so much. But it is nice to see glimpses of the people they will be as adults and parents. I actually prefer having a full nest even though it is full of teenagers right now.
Your nest looks just right!!
Loved this post...the photos are sweet!
Blessings~LillySue

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Ahhhh, they grow up so fast, my baby started 8th gr this yr! I missed your last post and just wanted to say I love the heart on it, I really hope they bring the home back to life! Have you done any decorating to your new camper?
Hugs~Kelly

Robin said...

How sweet! Little phrases from little minds help remind us were doing "ok" even though days are short and to-do-lists are long!

Diva Kreszl said...

So sweet! My 'baby' is 16 now and in his junior year of high school...it doesn't get any easier to let go.

a little bit vintage said...

What a sweet post! :) Our little one will be 2 in December...how time flies.

Smiles,
Rachel

Sarah said...

Awww 'Mids. So cute!!

I took Livi to school today for the first time and instead of getting weepy and clingy, she just ran off to play. Instead it was ME that got all weepy. It took me like 30 minutes before I could drive away from the school. Sad day!
The teachers said that both kids were happy and good today. What more could I ask for?

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

So precious...quick...put that in his scrapbook!

tara said...

are you trying to make me cry? Goodness! he is a cutie...I will be sad when my little guy goes to preschool...!:)

Sarah@VintageChic said...

I'm all the time wishing I could bottle up my son's enthusiasm and sweet-ness. I am trying to savor it before he leaves me for school... I know I will BAWL.

Melissa Miller said...

~Happy Birthday to your litle man! He's a doll!

Michelle thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words on my last post. It means so much to me to have such nice blog friends like you. I really appreciate it!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

aprilfoolwed said...

Wow - he's 4 already?!?!?! Weren't we just at an alpaca farm wondering if alpaca wool would make good soakers????

Jacob went to preschool this year too. I wasn't going to send him, but he kept asking to go (he's only 3).

Enjoy the time alone!

Wendy said...

What a cutie!

Wendy said...

Oh, and I'm having a Free Paint Party, feel free to check it out!

Katy said...

Oh, oh. I can very well see myself in the same place here in two years. I have 2 in school right now..one in 1st gr. and one in Pre-K.
Man, he's a sweetie..I feel ya girl.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh how I can relate!!! I have 3 boys, and when each one left for school... I cried my eyes out. Those very few years we have them to ourselves are priceless... and FAST! Enjoy every second! Your little boy is darling. He will always think of you... I can tell by the Mom you are. (: (of course... there will also be those days when they're off to college, but come back home for help... I love those days too) xx Vicki

DREW'S MOM said...

They sure grow up fast.... I agree, I think it's their way of reminding you that Mommy is not forgotten.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yes they grow up fast! But then you get to do it all over again as a grandmother! And it goes even faster!

CINNIBONBON said...

So, so, so adorable. He is smiling ear to ear!! Great pictures. I love the chalkboard paint on the door too! Have a happy week and thanks for visiting!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Rue said...

I know how you feel, because I've been there. I wish I could have bottled it up too. They grow up so fast and then one day they are asking for money and wanting to go to the mall.... oops! that's my life LOL Enjoy those babies of yours as long as you can :)

xo,
rue

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I told my 4 year old last night that he could NEVER turn 5.

Claudia said...

So sweet! I love what he said about missing you - how dear and wonderful! That will keep you going as you deal with this new pre-school life.