Middle School. It's happening. The one thing I will always have with you is sharing these first-time experiences, that comes with being the first-born. There was a (brief) time when it was just you. Then you had to make room for two younger (and slightly annoying siblings). They don't know any different. But you do (okay, it's highly unlikely at 3, you remember anything but them being in your life). But I do. I remember what it was like when it was just you. And when I thought that I couldn't love another as much as I loved you. I remember the exact moment you first smiled. Daddy called you "smiley-wiley boy" and you must've found that amusing. Maybe it was his goofy, high-pitched voice. You always did things earlier than expected. You got your first tooth at 5 months. You were walking by 9 months. You had a full vocabulary at 15 months.
11 1/2 years later, you still make me the proudest Mommy ever. I sat with you for a little while at your middle school orientation this morning. You were very excited when they mentioned the ice cream parties for Honor Roll students. I love that about you. I love that you are still confident in your own skin and care very little about anything but Minecraft and basketball. Of course, you worry about getting Principal's List. But you don't care what anyone else thinks of you. I know that won't always be the case. Middle school is going to be so different and so much is going to change over the next 9 months. And you're going to change. I just pray that it won't change who you are. Because I love everything about who you are.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.