I'm having a really hard time with the end of summer. See, I suffer from seasonal depression. I HATE winter. It seems to go on forever. And this summer literally flew by. I feel so jipped. We had a late start. And the first month was packed with baseball All Stars. We had birthdays, Father's day, home projects, and then we were planning for our vacation. Then, poof. I'm back to school shopping, our vacation is over, the kids are back to school, I'm back to work. And the mums are out at the grocery store. Waaaaaaahhhhh.
Don't get me wrong. I enjoy Fall. I like Halloween and Thanksgiving. I like basketball season. I like Christmas; I just despise Christmas shopping. And cold weather. I hate pumping gas when it's cold outside. I hate going from throwing on flip flops to stuffing my jeans into my Uggs. I hate wearing coats. I hate closing my pool and putting away the sunscreen. But I digress.
Today the boys started back to school. And it hit me. Winter is coming. (That, and I seriously have some of the cutest kids in the world.)
As is our tradition, the 5 of us went to the bus stop this morning. It was the first time that they made the trip without racing Chase, who started middle school. He was sitting on his front porch even though his bus wasn't coming for another hour.
Jackson was pretty excited to find out that Darius is going to be in his class. Cameron just kept grinning; I think he was nervous and trying to cover it up. But I also think he thought he looked pretty sweet. I love these boys.
Bella wasn't quite sure what to expect. I think she was a little nervous. Maybe she was worried she was going to have to get on the bus?
When I asked Darius to take a picture with Jack and Cam (which Darius did without hesitation, I might add), Jackson complained, "I hate when you do things like this". That stung. But only for a second. "Get over it. This is what Mom's do. And this is the only day I will come to your bus stop. " But seriously, why does he have to be a jerk about it? Whatever. I guess I should just get used to it. But I don't wanna. Middle School is going to suck. And puberty. Puberty sucks.
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.