Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today

Today, I went out for a leisurely breakfast with girlfriends.

And the baby angels sang and wept with happiness.

Today, I shopped at Target and none of the following -- candy, gum, toys, bouncy balls, flamin' hot cheetos, video games, Disney movies, or stuffed animals -- landed in my cart.

And the baby angels sang and wept with happiness.

Today, I sat in a doctor's office waiting for an appointment for half an hour, and not once did I have to worry about getting back to the sitter, or if the kids were ok at home.

And the baby angels sang and wept with happiness.

Today, I listened to the ipod player in my car and none of the following -- Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Naked Brothers Band, Emily Osment, Selena Gomez, or Demi Lovato -- played a single time.

And the baby angels sang and wept with happiness.

Today, I went for lunch at a restaurant none of my kids like -- and no-one complained.

And the baby angels sang and wept with happiness.

Today, the television never came on, which means none of the following -- Wizards of Waverly Place, iCarly, Drake and Josh, Suite Life on Deck, the Othersiders, or Malcolm in the Middle -- crossed my eyes or my brain even once.

And the baby angels sang and wept with happiness.

Can you guess what else happened today?


My kids started back to school.

And Kristie sang and wept with happiness.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aww. Your kids are so cute. Look how happy they look:)

Mine started back last Thurs. And I wept with sorrow. I know, :SLAP:, WTH is wrong with me? I so love the summer and the kids home and the sorrow is compounded since my oldest is 15 and I feel like I am running out of summers to spend with her and now I am bawling again, damnitt.

So nice to read you had a good day!

Rita

Alisa said...

I cried. More than once. But I think I am done. Now I just have so much bickering when they all get home, and its from the one who did not even go to school!
Will you take all of our photos whenever we are in the same place? I promise, it won't hurt my feelings if I see you taking the same photos at the same time. I will just be thankful.

Anonymous said...

Happiest day of the year....
Meg
Milford, CT
PS LOVE LOVE LOVE Braydon's new do!

Nate's Mom said...

Woo hoo! I'm with you. Mine started on Monday and it was awesome! The first thing I noticed on your pic was the hair. I guess I am just not used to Kellen's hair short. Are you used to it yet? And I love Brayden's hair she is turning into a beautiful young lady. And Kendrie is just adorable all around! Sounds like you had a great first day of school too! Go you!

Sheri in CA

Tracey in Calgary said...

Your kids look fabulous... I know you must be so proud :-) Enjoy!

Brenda said...

My kids start Monday! Woohoo!!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Gosh you have some cute kids!!

Rosemary said...

Loved the picture! Mine start school the day after Labor Day and we haven't even been school shopping yet! Fun times ahead....

Loved the picture. The kids look terrific, and they are getting old. Mine are both in high school this year, which is just plain hard to believe....

Cathy said...

Our kids don't start until Sept 8th, we're almost ready. When did Brayden get her hair cut? It's adorable - all three of them are adorable and getting so grown up, sigh.

Anonymous said...

Brayden's new haircut is beautiful - very classy and grown-up! I love it!!

Ann said...

Oh my! I love Brayden's new haircut! She looks so lovely & grown-up! (Could I use another exclamation point? Geez...)

Your kids are just too cute.

Amy said...

I can hardly wait until Tuesday when my crazy three are in school!!

Daisy, Just Daisy said...

Just had to say that those are some cute haircuts! Ok fine, Brayden's is more "grown up" than "cute" but she's still looking adorable & age appropriate- no small feat these days.

Kari said...

Why is it that I decided to home school this year???!!! What was I thinking. LOL. :)

Trish in Leesburg, VA said...

Sounds like you had an awesome day! :) Love the picture- and Brayden's hair is too cute! I knew Kellen had gotten his cut but I didn't realize Brayden also went shorter.

leeanne said...

What a great looking bunch of kids!! I always sang and wept with happiness when school started too....lol

Anonymous said...

My kids are gone for the week with grandma and grandpa and I am certaing the baby angels were singing and weeping small angel tears. Or maybe that was me? Reality returns on sunday night...
Tammy in OH

Renee said...

Brayden's hair is adorable!!! Funny the same songs and shows are on my ipod/tv. Wizards of Waverly is the boys new favorite! Great first day pic!

Anonymous said...

I love the new haircut! They all look great!

Anne in GA

vgsmom said...

Before you know you'll be spending every free hour at the schools doing something that some else couldn't, or more likely wouldn't, do. Enjoy your few free moments.

Tracy said...

My daughter just started her last semester at UGA. Tuesday morning I got a text that said "This is my last first day of school". My wallet was rejoicing, but my heart was a little sad. Enjoy this while you can!

Tammy said...

Aww so cute, love all the haircuts! My girl starts on Monday, big o'le 2nd grader, and my freshman in College! I loved you lake pictures, looks like alot of mine, lol! Hey at least you made it upright, right! Loved your face expresion!! Hugs from Fort Worth! Enjoy your days at home alone!

Mom2Toribug said...

Aww. Brayden's hair is so adorable!! I love all the cute kiddo's, but I love that haircut on her.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh...there will be no singing on Wednesday....no angels and only weeping...I go back to school...
lMnop

Cindi said...

I absolutely LOVE Brayden's hair!

Denise said...

Mine start on September 1st and I will be crying with sadness because I go back to work that day. I work at the middle school. Ugh.

Dianna in Louisiana said...

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto...... The kids look so, so happy to be starting school. Surprising considering the awesome summer they had. And Brayden's haircut.... she's growing up to be such a lovely young woman, and boy did you ever get your money's worth with her braces. Seems like just yesterday that I was lurking on Kendrie's caringbridge site via Julianna's. Now all of those imaginary posts that you and Terry used to write about the girls growing older is true.......

I just can't believe how fast your kids are growing up. I can't believe how fast my own is growing up.... In the words of the 10,000 maniacs, "these are the days......."

Mandy McMahan said...

Brayden looks GORGEOUS! And Kellen's haircut is so CUTE! Kendrie is, as always, so adorable. You've got a beautiful family. :)

Pam D said...

Love Brayden's hair! And I wish I could hear just a tiny bit of the baby angel song; school's been in session for two weeks, and I've probably spent 40 hours or more of volunteer time either AT school or at home doing stuff FOR school. For free. I am starting to understand why my boy doesn't like school. Have big fun... don't give the angels laryngitis!

Katie said...

This might be my favorite post ever.

Anonymous said...

wow! I havent been on here in forever! Brayden's hair is ADORABLE!!! I love it.

Megan