Today was a VERY big day here in our household and what a big day it turned out to be. It started out with me bolting out of bed in a panic because it was 6:15 and I had not gotten up with the baby one time in the night. Most of you would think that I should have been jumping up and down in celebration. However, I immediately feared the monitor had broken or something terrible had happened to him since he has never slept through the night. As a matter of fact none of my boys slept through the night for a solid year so my running into his room was perfectly acceptable. Once I realized that he was just fine and still breathing I then did a silent happy dance that was a whole lot prettier in my head than in real life. He then got smothered with kisses and hugs so that hopefully he will do this every night!! Fingers crossed. 🙂
We then started on breakfast and had the kids nice and stuffed before getting dressed, brushing teeth and checking over backpacks. They were both ready and very anxious to go. In their nervousness they managed to forget how to put on and tie shoes, and fix their shirt collars. Apparently, we have been running around shirtless and shoeless all summer. Quite funny what some anxiety does to the brain. Once we were reacquainted with the basics of dressing we went outside. It was such a beautiful morning and the temperature was perfect. It felt like Fall in the middle of August. We got some pics taken, played a little football, and then headed to the bus stop.
Mason kept saying, “I’m so excited but I’m really nervous.” It nearly broke my heart when he hugged Daddy goodbye. Jared stayed in the garage and we walked to the bus stop while Mason said, “I miss daddy already.” Let me tell ya…it was EXTREMELY hard not to cry. I held it together (not sure Dad was doing so good in the garage) and managed to smile and laugh until they got on the bus. Once they drove off to their new adventure me and Gavin both lost it in the middle of the street. I just had about a 10 second moment before pulling myself together but it was a moment all the same.
It’s been a weird day without them here. We have gotten a lot of work done but the quiet is very different. Gavin has taken the longest nap of his life today and I think is really missing his brothers. So glad we have another little guy to keep us company, otherwise, we would be really depressed. I know this is just a small taste of what’s to come when all of my boys are on their own. Sigh…..My heart might just burst!!
They are both pretty tired and I think Mason is still processing all of today’s events. Logan is “business as usual” and I know Mason will be there in no time. Ready for a good nights sleep and then off to do it again tomorrow!! Only 173 more days to go until Summer Break!! Woohoo!! 😉