Monday, September 26, 2011

Me & My Boy

So now that Bella is back in school, I get to spend some special one-on-one time with my favorite boy in the whole world... my buddy Ty =))

Ty constantly keeps me laughing during our outings, running errands and hanging out at home together. He doesn't mind when I drag him all over town running errands or grocery shopping- usually because we always try to sneak in at leads one fun thing together during the day ;). A special Mom & Ty lunch out, or maybe stop at the mall to ride the carousal and the train, or cap off an afternoon with a trip to his favorite frozen yogurt place. Sometimes after John and Bella leave in the morning, we even go down to Starbucks in our pj's for a special treat, or to Dunkin Donuts to get his favorite chocolate sprinkle donut. I just can't help it- I'm a sucker for that little boy. One of the best things about Tyler is that he is a love-bug with a capital "L". I swear, he gives me more hugs and snuggles and kisses then any little boy I've ever seen. He's such a sweet momma's boy, and I know that someday he won't be hugging me and kissing me so much... so I'm soaking it all in now.

I love him to the moon and back, and I absolutely savor these days at home that we have together.

(and thank goodness for my iPhone! Since it's always with me, I'm constantly snapping pictures of my boy during our days together :) )

I love you buddy!
I love being with you during the day, I love your company and our little talks, and I love the little boy that you are.

Love, Mommy

First Day of 1st Grade...

Man, I just can't seem to escape it!!
Every time I turn around, my little daughter... the one that I can still picture holding as a newborn... has grown even more. After a super fun and super busy summer, we were all ready for the changes that fall brings... one of which being school starting again. Last year was kind of our "fun" school year, since Kindergarten was her introduction to "school life". But now, she's in the big leagues. First grade is like a whole other world, and my little Bella is now such a big girl.
It's hard to admit that!!

She was eager and ready that morning.... and me? Not so much :(

She found her best little buddy Lauren right away. It's so funny for me to watch her giggle and whisper and socialize with her friends... when did she become this little person of her own??

The two of them walked off hand in hand to their new big 1st grade class... and I pathetically followed them with my phone... snapping pictures as I held back my tears.
Can you even imagine what a mess I will be some day when she graduates high school? College?? And when she gets married???
Oh boy, it won't be pretty.

We got her all settled in her new desk and {reluctantly} said good-bye. Poor Mrs. Goss had to practically throw all of the parents out of the room, because every parent seemed to linger for just a fewwwww minutes extra :)
(PS- the handsome boy sitting next to her is Calvin, who the darling son of my friend Robin :))

Now that it is almost October, we have definitely settled into our new family routine with the school year starting. Bella has cheer practice once a week, regular homework, and all sorts of social things that we seem to juggle.

Life is definitely changing.... and so far, I'm doing ok with it all!