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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

first day of school

Her backpack is bigger than she is!

Hip Hop Harry

Playing at Emma's school

Yesterday was Emma's first day of school. I can't believe that she is going to school FIVE days a week now and that next year at this time she will be in Kindergarten. My baby is growing up so fast. I have been so emotional this week just thinking about how big she is getting. It doesn't seem like that long ago that it was just me and my baby spending the day with Vicky and Ellie, going shopping and swimming and hanging out at Starbucks. Now I have two other kids at home, and that "baby" goes off to school without me everyday. When did that happen?! When did my carefree life of being a new mom with my little baby turn into me being the mother of three whose life revolves around a school year calendar? I know it is such a cliche, but time really does go by way too quickly. I feel like I am going to wake up one day and my kids are going to be all grown up.

To top it all off, Emma also started Hip Hop classes yesterday. Goodbye tutus and leotards, hello cami's, leggings and booty shaking. She came home from class yesterday singing High School Musical songs with HUGE attitude....really?

Madeline is happy and content to be home with Claire and I while Emma is at school, but at the same time she walks around talking about wanting to go to school but being too little. On Friday night we went to an open house at Emma's school and while Emma just sat shyly at the table, Madeline was the life of the party running all around and playing with everything in sight. Then yesterday when we took Emma to dance, Madeline wore a pair of dance shoes and stood outside the door saying,"I dance. I hip hop." She can't wait to be able to do all of the things that her big sister does!

Claire is feeling much better this week. We were at the doctor again last week with a double ear infection, but the meds seem to be working well because she is all smiles as usual.

There are only four days of bootcamp left and I am gonna be devastated when it's over. I love working out in general, but the crazy workouts this month have topped them all. Last night we were running through sand with weighted bars over our heads, jumping hurdles over bushes, jumping over walls at construction sights...crazy stuff. Did I mention that it was 93 degrees outside with about 110% humidity? I love it!! I finally am able to wear all of my clothes again...now I'm working on being happy with the way they fit ;)


Sweet Treats and Baby Feet said...

You fit in your clothes already!!! Amazing...maybe you should have more babies. I remember seeing you preggos with Emma and it doesn't seem that long ago. Time does fly, especially when you have babies...they are beautiful as usual...who does Claire look like??? It's hard to tell...

The Neal Family said...

When I read your post I often sigh and think about what a good mommy you are. I haven't even witnessed it but I can just tell. You girls are all good mommies but something about the way you handle these THREE diff't personalities and juggle it all with grace all the while taking care of yourself inspires me.
Did I mention girls that I QUIT my job!?

jbattjer said...

Aww, Ali I can't believe your baby is in kindergarten! How crazy... I'm sure it does all fly by. Which is why they say enjoy every moment righT!

Ummmm.. boot camp sounds sooo scary! You're crazy!