Summer Vacation and Three Promotions – 100 Day Blog Challenge – Day 86

Growing and Learning

Today was the last day of school for the boys and it was a really good day.  The boys woke up excited, looking forward to school (I’m thinking it had to do with today being the LAST DAY) and their talent show.

I’m sharing some more reflection on my boys, because this truly has been a year to remember.  I had two in school and one at home.  The last time I had one at home was when Elijah was an only child.  Talk about a different dynamic.  Now, all 3 will be in school this fall, an they are all ready.  This will be a new transition for us all, as I will have a house to myself and all 3 will be together among other children.  I’m not too worried about them, as I know they will all look out for each other.  My hope is that they will always think about the choices they make and be considerate of others.

School Supply lists for
all 3 Boys!!!

The boys brought home their report cards, and I’m just a very happy Mom.  So much growth over this past school year, and I’m excited to see how it all unfolds next year.  Wow, I’m going to have all 3 boys in school.  One in Kindergarten, one in 1st grade and one in 4th grade.  Where has the time gone?

It really is true that they grow up fast, and we have to cherish every moment with our kids.  Even on the days they drive us crazy, which has been quite often around these parts.  But, as I checked in on them tonight before I sat down to blog, I realized once again how blessed I have been to be chosen to be their mother.

Summer has officially begun and the summer sports are already under way.  Elijah’s been in softball for the past couple weeks and next week starts soccer for all three.  It will certainly be a revolving door in these parts this summer, that’s for sure.  Looking forward to seeing what unfolds and how the upcoming school year will be for us all.


Congrats to all the graduates as they embark on their new journeys and all the kids as they’ve been promoted to their new grades.  A big woo-hoo to all those kids who will be starting their first year of school this fall and here’s to everyone just having a great summer, and enjoying life.

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The Best Thing to Happen This Year – 100 Day Blog Challenge – Day 72

Best Thing This Year

Going to school smile

I think I was specifically waiting for this day to share this topic.  Maybe there’s a little selfishness on my part, but, today was the best day so far.  Today, all 3 of my kids were in school.  I actually had a kid-free zone for a short time today, which is a prelude of what’s to come this fall.

Very excited

Isaac, my youngest, had an orientation today, where he got to experience school.  It was for 3 hours, and he has been looking forward to this day for quite some time.  I treated today like it was the first day of school in the fall.  Took pictures of all 3, and thankfully they were willing participants.  Elijah and Justus got on the bus, and I drove Isaac in.  Well, when we got there, he was MORE than ready for the day.  He was practically kicking me out the door.  He’s so ready for school.  

When I got home, it was unbelievably QUIET!!!  For the first time in a long time, there were no screaming kids, me having to yell at anyone or dealing with chaos.  You could hear a pin drop.  I’ve always been saying that once they’re all in school, I would have a mini party and go wild.  That didn’t happen today.  What I did notice was that while it was great to have the quiet, it’s not something that will be a routine once they’re all in school.  I definitely realized that I will keep myself busy with other Moms, working my business, and getting out and meeting people.

I went to pick up Isaac and looking at all the kids as they were leaving for recess, I got a little emotional.  My kids are growing up so fast.  I saw Isaac coming out with his group, and he looked like he fit in just fine.  I knew he’d be okay, but seeing that look of calm and relaxation gave me a great sense of relief.  His brothers came over to check on how he liked his day in school and even some of the other students came over to check on Isaac.  That really gave me a sense of security knowing there are other students looking out for my little guy.

Their version of
speak no evil, hear no
evil, see no evil

The best thing about today is that we were all ready for today.  No one was scared, no one got cold feet, no one got clingy.  It was an easy transition and I think it was so easy because my two other boys are excited about school (most of the time.)  I also realized just how blessed I am to have 3 boys who are always there for each other.  

We’re all going to be just fine.