Thursday, September 3, 2009

Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking...

Thanks for all the cupcake love on the last post. I found the idea back in June on Bakerella and knew since then I was doing that for his party. I am sure if I had done the Transformers cake he had asked for, I wouldn't be attracting so much attention! Because grey frosting is so yummy looking(yuck!).

So my baby is now 3. Teagen is starting preschool, and Summer is starting 3rd grade. We went to a school meet and greet last night. I should say that Me and the three kids went. Jason still has golf. controlling Grady is a bit of a challenge with that many people around, but it went OK. I met Summer's teacher, who already knew her( I love a tiny school!) And we really like her lots! Found her seat and her hook for her things. Saw some old friends. Should be an interesting year. I remember a lot of my third grade. Some good, some not so much. I am thinking Summer's going to enjoy it.

Teagen has her meet and greet next week. I have a lot more concern for her since she has developed some serious shyness issues. Lots of hiding from adults and clinging to me. It is so opposite of Summer and Grady that it starts to really frustrate me. She met her teacher last spring and loved her. But the shyness thing just started, so we'll wait and see. Trying to not get too worked up about it.

We had our last Wednesday beach day yesterday. Again, its like in the sixties inland, but the beach was so hot. But I have really enjoyed getting together with my friends and their kids for our regular date. Obviously, things will be different with our kids in school, but we are already making plans for other playdates, so that makes it better. Still, I am really gonna miss spending so much time at the beach. So spoiled!

I will say that my life is begging for routine. I am staying up too late, and then sleeping too late. Need to get on the back to school schedule, pronto. Putting Teagen in morning preschool was one way of forcing this on me. Afternoon would have been way easier. But gotta do what we gotta do. at least this way I can still go to both kids Halloween parties and all that jazz.

Basically, I am doing my best to not be sad that they are all growing up, and be excited for the new beginning of the fall and the school year. I am looking forward to some one on one with each of the kids and especially Grady for a few hours when T is in school. We have never had that.

So its like the saying...
The only thing that stays the same is that everything is always changing.
I'm just trying to keep up.


Jodi said...

i, too, am begging for routine. have been good with school and newness until today with caleb. middle school is kind of proving to be a little more "?" than elementary. we were good and now, 4 days before the start of school, his schedule has been jacked around to accomodate...does that even make any sense??

BTW...still LOVE the cakes!! you rock!

Kristin said...

I will miss you and the clan tons and has been the best summer hanging with all of you. Thank you for that!!

A agree that life is forever changing, but routine is a must. I know, kind of crazy to say, but it is true. Just hold on and enjoy the ride...hoping for the best and some laughs along the way!!!