Welcome to my first ever "back to school" post.  I'm sure there are a million other mommy blogs covering the topic today, but since it's our first of many school years to come, humor me, please.

I feel like summer just started, but sadly, it's "officially" over.  Some highlights of one of the best summers we've ever had:

When we're at the lake (my Grandparents' beautiful home), from sun up until sun down, fishing is Murray's favorite past time.
 Coming in at close second though, is swimming and hot tubbing.

Even Rudy gets in on the action.

So, it was with a few tears yesterday, that we left the lake and prepared for Murray's first year of school.  It's silly, I know, but I've never been good at change.  And, though I'm often made fun of for being over-emotional, I can't help but feel a bit sad. 

 Our first ever back to school picture, on the sidewalk in front of our home.
 And of course, we had to take one at school. Sorry about the glare - I was too nervous to get a different angle.
Standing by his backpack (or pack pack, as he calls it) and his very own hook.

I tried to get a picture of him sitting at his desk, but I couldn't see through my happy/sad tears and pushed delete by accident.  Oops.

It's a bittersweet time in our lives.  Big changes, but good changes.  Yes, there were tears when Craig and I dropped him off this morning (not only mine, but Murray's, too), but we know without a doubt that we left him in good hands.  I'm excited for him, I really am. Our love for this boy is so deep, so profound, so miraculous.

I can't wait until 2:45 today to hear all about his very first day at "schoo-uh."


Anti-Supermom said...

You made it! You should be super proud! And who cares if a million and one bloggers are doing the same thing, it's the 'one' that counts... yours!

Cute pictures!

Marie said...

Awww, thanks, Beth! He had a great day, and thankfully, I was taking care of my 4 month old niece today, so she took my mind off the nostalgia. :)

Anonymous said...

Go mur! Ur the smartest best kid i know and im super proud of u. Next time eat ur carrots tho;) love u! Aunt mags and baby brooklyn!

Stephanie said...

Oh I hope the first day of school went well!! The first day of school for both my girls I had to wear big old sunglasses to hide the tears. Hope it helps for you to know it is so much harder on us then them!