Ava Grace's Closet: They're going back...
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

They're going back...

As of today, I am officially the mother of a 6th and 10th grader.
Ava is the most excited of all.
She is convinced that today is her "first day". I don't have the heart to tell her it's not.
Julian is still hoping it isn't true. I started the "countdown" 3 days ago + each time I said "3 more days!", he would reply "you mean weeks". 
Wishful thinking amigo.
And Isabella?
She says the first day will be fun, but after that, it's just going to be a lot of work.
I keep telling them this is the best time of their lives. 

I took these this morning // doesn't Julian look thrilled?
I remember loving first days of school. 
It meant new clothes, new running shoes and seeing friends I likely hadn't seen all summer since I spent most vacations overseas.
I loved fresh new paper + pencils and remember restarting that first bit of writing over and over until it was just perfect.
Lunch breaks + recess used to catch up on going's on + to sit cross-legged in the gym eating cream cheese sandwiches. Which I may or may not have eaten every single day.
And getting home that first day to share stories with my folks, rush through any "tell me about yourself" work I had to do and then run out to play on the street until dark.
 Childhood moments. 
Some days, I wish I had savored them more than I did.
To know what I know now.


  1. Awww, they're adorable! If that's the proper positive way to describe kids these days. I don't know what the "cool kids" are saying these days.


  2. Dearest Susan,
    Oh, Julian will be able to handle this; he's up to it!
    Isabella will absorb another year of learning and as you said, this is the best time of their lives. Above all, it is the BEST chance in their lives for getting ahead for the rest of their lives... Education has to be taken quite seriously!
    Hugs to you and little Ava!

  3. Your kids are just GORGEOUS!!!! I hope they have a great first day and an even better school year! Welcome back to reality!! :)

  4. The first day back is always a mix of tears and joy for me. I'm not ready to see them go, and yet it's so good. Enjoy your time with Ava today!

  5. awwww! yeah for the first day of school!! i loved school. loved it.

  6. This post remind me of the times when my sons needed mom for fashion opinion before go school. Now I miss it. The oldest moved out and my 18 yo thinks he is the most fashion oriented teenager in this world. So I guess, I just keep dressing up myself...lol.
    Your kids look fabulous and sweet and so you. Your son doesn't look thrilled with the idea of returning to school...lo, but he is too cute.


  7. ooo so many memories from the first days of school!!!
    They are absolutely adorable!!

  8. So cute! I swear, time flies like the birds. Happy Fall!

  9. Congrats! My oldest is in the 3rd grade so glad to see you savoring yours growing up {and still smiling for the camera ;)}

  10. what beautiful children! Time flies! I wish there was a pause button and my kids would stop growing up! LOL!


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