"The key to strengthening our families is having the Spirit of the Lord come into our homes. The goal of our families is to be on the strait and narrow path."
Robert D. Hales

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We're Back!

Hi Everyone!

Wow, it's been a very long time since I have sat down and updated this family blog of ours. To be completely honest I started to find it quiet a chore. Uploading the pictures, especially if it's mulitple pictures isn't the most convenient task. I will try and be more vigilant in keeping the blog up to date. I remember when I first started the blog, I couldn't get enough and I think I sent out emails for updates a couple times a month if not multiple times a week. Well I probably won't be that busy with blogging, but I will try my best in updating it at least once a month...hopefully.

Our summer went by so fast. We spent lots of time swimming and gardening and traveling. And although we will miss the summer freedom we are happy that it's fall and that school is in session.

Speaking of school! Our wonderful munchkin started kindergarten just 2 weeks ago. His first day started better than I had expected. We woke up early and took our time getting out the door. I insisted to the lil' man that we take pics of his first day of school outfit and he finally (under much duress) agreed. He even smiled for some of the pictures.

We walked the 5 minutes to school hand in hand and he was so adorable with his backpack on. We waited outside for his teacher to come collect all the kids in his class and then walked into the classroom. Finally after the kids got settled the principal finally kicked all the parents out. I told Munchkin that it was time for me to leave and that I would see him later. He said, "Mommy, I want you to stay here with me." I told him that this was his school time and that I had to go home and have Mommy time. He was distracted with little lego thingies. I walked out of his school thinking happily, "That went really well."

When I went to pick him up I watched his class walk out the front doors and when he spotted me on the lawn he instantly broke into a run toward me with his arms reached out, while his face started to turn red with tears streaming down his cheeks...Poor kid. He missed me, which of course made me feel loved and special but on the other hand worried me over what the next day would be like. The rest of the week went by smoothly and he fell into the routine quite well. Unfortunatly he came home that first friday feeling sick and has been sick ever since. He has been home with a cold and can't go back to school until he is symptom free. So we spend our days trying to get him to rest as much as possible, which is kind of impossible for a 5 year old.

Anyway I'm sure if you have even read this far you now know that we are looking forward to Munchkin getting better and back to school. Since you were so faithful in reading this long story I will reward you with pics of our lil' man on his first day of school.

Thanks again for being patient and never giving up on us...And yes, we are still alive and well. I case you were wondering.