Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School and a CAS card!

Today I made this for the CAS challenge over on SCS.  You can check it out HERE.  Today was the first day of school for my boys.  Will is in third grade and was too cool to get his picture taken, and Max and Luke boarded the bus for pre-school.  Max has some developmental delays, so they are going to pre-school in our school district.  He will receive speech, occupational and physical therapy during his day.  They provide busing for the special needs pre-school kids so I put my 3 year old little guys on the bus for the first time today.  I was so proud, sad, and excited all at once.  Proud that I am still sane after raising twins to the age of three, sad that my babies are going to school, and a little excited that I will have 4 hours of ME time 5 days a week!  Just like this card, my life became a little cleaner (lack of all three boys in my house for 4 hours a day!) and simpler, because I can do whatever I want in the afternoons now!  CRAZY!

I had to share this photo of them getting on the bus together!  I LOVE it!  I cried like a baby the minute they couldn't see me waving.  They were all smiles and excited for their new adventure. 
"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. If you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes."
Author: Walter Schirra, Sr.

Thanks for listening to me!

Emily 

11 comments:

Crystal said...

First your card is wonderful, great job with the CAS challenge!! Love the red and white....What a cute pic of your boys...mine went back to school today too....its amazing how much house work I actually got done in a few hours...LOL!!! Even though I do miss them during the day, it is nice to be back on a routine!! Hope your boys day went great!!! Hugs!

Jane said...

Congrats on your big boys starting pre school!
And your card is perfect for the CAS challenge!! Love the red and white!

Rachel said...

cute card! And AWWW on the first day of school. {hug}

Kathy Simpson said...

Their backpacks are nearly as big as they are!!
My 5 year old goes back next Friday, & I'll be back to work. Fun over, back to the grindstone!

Joanne Travis said...

Oh Emily, your picture brought tears to my eyes. How sweet are they getting on the bus together!! That is so precious.
Hugs,
Joanne

JazzyH said...

Great card

Kerry said...

Cute CAS card! I am just not ready for school to start yet...my oldest is heading off to 1st grade this year and I am just not ready to have him be gone ALL day! :(

Enjoy your ME time! :)

Abi Bundy said...

that is a gorgous picture! great card too!

Dawn said...

What a sweet photo...and I love your card! Simple, yes, and very effective!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

What a sweet card~ it is so symbolic too. The boys venturing on a new adventure with their mom behind supporting them.

Heather Schlatter said...

Emily,

I had to tell you that picture of your boys getting on the bus is adorable!!! The card is good to but that picture is priceless!!!! TFS

Heather