Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bittersweet

School in back in session. N & J's first day was yesterday. N is in second grade so he's used to the routine and is gone all day. J is in afternoon kindergarten. While he's been in preschool 3 mornings a week for the past 2 years, it was still emotional for me to see him get on the bus and drive away. He was antsy all morning and couldn't wait for the bus to come. So by the time the bus got here I was ready for him to go too! :-)

It is a little sad watching them grow up, become independent, and discover a world that doesn't involve me (*gasp* you mean they are going to start to have a life that doesn't revolve around me?!)...a little bittersweet. I guess the bitterness is the knowledge that I have to accept that they are growing up yet it is SWEET! that there will be some peace and quiet for a few hours each day.













3 comments:

Ken Pereyra said...

I love those pictures.

Jim said...

you better

lcp said...

Ha ha Jim! Ken is in California right now & since he is so cheap we can't talk on the phone. This lil old blog is his only way of communicating with us right now...plus since he is getting so old these photos help with his memory of what we look like.