The kids went back to school today. It was hard watching them go out the door. I can't believe Kaela entered high school and that Matt only has 2 years left before college.
The bus picks up at the end of our driveway so there are alway kids in our yard...which is fine with me. Last year, Kaela said the guys felt like I was stalking them (she was the only girl amongst 7 boys last year.) so I quit looking out the window. Today, I just said goodbye and shut the door and walked away...but I did peek.
It is hard to make kids understand that while safety is paramount, sometimes we look out the windows because we know that our children are slowly slipping away from us. Today was very bittersweet for me. I am so very proud of my kids but each time they grow, they go and one day, they will be gone.
I go back to work "for real" on Monday but spent most of last week prepping my room and getting organized.
This year, I have a new room and was asked to decorate my door:
Here is a close up of the fish...I got the pattern here.
I also made these little jellyfish for something different...
Since I had a ton of yarn out, I crocheted a pretty cover for a large can and made a new pencil holder
I can't believe how fast the summer went by. It seems to go by faster and faster as the years go by. I hope my kids have a great first day today....the house is so quiet right now. I miss them already...