Skip to main content

Going Back

There are lots of moms out there getting ready for the whole back to school thing - and some are already there! This is my first "back to school" as a mom and I'm kinda all over the place right now about it. I'm excited, nervous, anxious - all those fun emotions moms carry around.

This summer has been nice and pretty laid back. I never really knew how hectic the school year is until I no longer had to drag a six-year-old out of the bed every morning, get him dressed, fed, lunch packed and dropped off at school by 8:20. Our whole family has gotten spoiled and the back-to-school madness kinda makes me anxious. Even Lucy doesn't even get up from her spot in the family room when we walk through in the mornings to tell us bye anymore.

But I'm also excited about the year. It's our second year at the school, Walker knows more people, I know more parents and we've started to feel like part of the community. I know where to go in the carpool line and which assemblies are the most important. I know not to miss the hot lunch order and the best route to get to school at different times of the day.

I asked Walker tonight what he is most excited about and he said seeing his friends and playing with them again. He's excited about his teacher, his classmates and the sports schedule kicking back in.

We took a trip to the mall last weekend to buy his back-to-school clothes. I remember loving this part of the year growing up. We always had new shoes, new clothes, new backpacks - and I would do everything I could to not wear the same outfit twice in three weeks. I think I've created a monster because Walker asked to try on the clothes at Old Navy and paraded each outfit in front of the larger mirrors.

So, I think we've got everything covered for now. Mike took Walker to get a haircut today and he said they sat down and looked at all of the books and Walker picked out his cut. It's really cute and short. He even came home with his own little bottle of hair gel.

Now if I could only find those mirado black warrior #2 pencils...


  1. My niece starts tomorrow....1st grade too! Summer flew by!

  2. He's such a big man now, wow! I can't believe how much he's grown since I started reading you.

    I can only imagine the bittersweetness of back to school - and look forward to the sweetness of having to drag my child out of bed, to get to school or otherwise :-).

  3. Me thinks you should take these to Old Navy and have them use is their ads..... too cute!!!

  4. My son uses those pencils because he doesn't bare down hard enough... I buy them at Office Max! Do you have one of those near you?


Post a Comment

I love to hear what you all think! Thanks for visiting and let me know you were here!

Popular posts from this blog

Come On Get Happi with Happikins™

One of my girlfriends is a fabulous entrepreneur with several successful businesses under her belt. Her most recent endeavor reaches past general consumerism and takes a creative and fun approach to the impact we make on the environment.

Meet Happikins: There are 18,760 pounds of unnecessary lunchtime waste generated by the average elementary school each year. Paper napkins contribute to this waste — and they're also a drain on expenses. Did you know most kids use $200 worth of paper napkins a year?
Happikins are reusable cloth napkins designed specifically for kids. They can even be used as place mats for children who have food allergies. Happikins™ are a fun and easy way to teach your child the importance of making smart environmental choices. Oh, and wiping the crud off the corners of their mouths. You can choose from 3 sets of Happikins:
Each set of Happikins comes with five napkins and a durable pouch that makes a nice home for the napkins and fits nicely in a lunchbox. You can ev…

December 30th

It's the quiet days that sometimes get to me. I just got off the phone with my mom. I told her I have cabin fever. She said, "You probably won't be someone who should retire."

I replied, "I don't ever plan to".

This year Christmas was a bit slower, a bit quieter than usual. Maybe because everyone is getting a bit older, there are no babies around to cry or wail, and my grandparents seemed so feeble. With my uncle's passing this year, Mike having to work the day after Christmas and my dad not around - such a significant absence of the male figures that had always been there over the holidays.

My mother had bronchitis, and my nephew the flu. Walker and I both ended up with awful colds that we're still trying to get over.

My parents were kind to one another, amicable and friendly.

The presents were plentiful and Santa exceeded expectations.

The three sons/cousins/grandsons were happy and hyper.

So much buildup, and it always goes by too fast. I'…

Baby Shower Inspiration Board: Sweet Little Things

It's been a while since I posted an inspiration board, so when I saw that Angie Harmon's friends threw her a candy-inspired baby shower this weekend, I thought it would be fun to come up with some ideas of what it may have looked like! Yummy!