Tuesday, August 14, 2007

School Days ...

Today is the first day of the new school year for my babies. The youngest one is the only one that will still let me photograph this momentous day. She is the only girl in the picture. She was so excited, she came in and woke me up way before the alarm went off, which was a good thing since her older brother still hadn't drug himself out of bed. The older two get on the bus 45 minutes earlier than she does. It was so fun to watch the other moms who are sending their little ones off for the first time. It brought back memories of DD1's first day of school. DD2 (in this picture) was a week old, and I was standing there with her in the baby carrier, my 3 year old at my side, I had every piece of photographing/filming equipment we owned hanging around my neck, trying not to cry as my eldest child stepped onto the bus. She was supposed to climb up the bus steps and turn and give me a wave to photograph. She climbed on that bus and never looked back, and I cried my eyes out as the bus drove off with my baby. I followed the bus to school to make sure she got there OK, she thought it was so I could take a picture of her getting off the bus and walking into school for the first time. I thought the mom of the little blond headed boy was going to hyperventilate as she watched him get on the bus. It is so hard to let them take these big steps on their own.

DD2 celebrated her 10th birthday yesterday. We just had a small family celebration yesterday. Once school is going full swing, we will have a friends party. It is so hard to schedule friend parties in the summer, everyone is on vacation, and the week before school seems to be the worst. Here she is cheering herself on because she was windy enough to blow out ALL 10 candles in one breath. She is too funny. She requested a DQ ice cream cake, which is fine with me. I don't have to spend hours decorating a cake that way.



Now, onto knitting... I finished the Wollmeise socks. These are knit in the Spice Market colorway. I love, love, love this yarn. I love the feel of it, I love the sheen it has, and I loved knitting with it. The Loopy Ewe is going to be getting more sometime soon, and I will be up for that sneak up. Sheri calls them "sneak ups", I refer to them as "drive by yarnings", because the yarn is here and gone before you know it, and so few witness it. Esp. if it is something that is hard to get your hands on, like the Wollmeise. And to celebrate finishing the socks, I wound more yarn and started another. The sKNITches in the Handsome Devil colorway. This yarn is unbelievably soft. I am enjoying working with it. And it has great stitch definition.
Well, DD2 will be walking through the door in about 5 minutes and will be talking my ears off, so that is it for today. Have a great week and Happy Knitting!

13 comments:

Karen said...

Your baby looks like she's grown a foot since I saw her a few weeks ago. The cake looks yummy! The Woolmeise socks are so pretty (I will be "test knitting" it really soon). And your new sock is gorgeous! That yarn has great stitch definition and the pattern looks like it will fun to knit (write it up fast).

hakucho said...

Oh no, school started already...I thought we started early and we start 2 weeks from today!!
Lovely socks...as always :)

happy knitting :)

Brenda said...

It seems that the school year starts earlier and earlier each year.

Best wishes to your daughter for a wonderful year!

Beautiful socks! What is the pattern for the new pair?

~Tonia~ said...

I can't believe that they are back to school aready. Doesn't seem like they have all been out that long.

Happy Birthday you your little girl!!!!

Great socks!

Janice said...

Wow! that's an early start to the school year!! (Does this mean you'll have a little more knitting time in your day??) I LOVE the socks!! (both the ones in progress and the finished pair of Woolmeise) Love the pattern of the new ones!

Shelley said...

Wow...school starts early in your neck of the woods! The kids here start in September (the first week...possibly on the 2nd if it isn't on a weekend).

Another good thing about a pre-decorated and made cake...it gives you more time to knit ;o).

Diane said...

Man, school doesn't start here for another couple weeks.

How did your inlaws like their throw?

Happy birthday DD2.

Lynn said...

We go back on Monday and we are SOOOO ready. However Baby Girl starts Kindergarten so I know I'll be an emotional mess, but I'll be at school and will be much better leaving her in her class as opposed to watching her drive away on a bus!!

Beth N said...

Your story about first school days brought to mind many stories about my daughter. Even though it makes you happy to see them moving on and accomplishing their goals--it is still hard to let go. The teachers have already started school, but the kids start on Monday. I love the new socks, especially that new one!

Carol said...

Funny little school story...my kids are all grown now but: Pam was headed off to school with her older brother and sister and cried the whole way to the bus stop. I was able to watch from the house with the new baby....her older sister told her to stop crying or go home...she decided to go home. I had to walk her back up to the bus stop and hope she didn't miss the bus. when I went home I cried for her...what mother's will do.
Love your devil colorway!! and the pattern is awesome.

Jknits said...

Your story brought tears to my eyes! I'm sending my 5 yo to Kindergarten this year. I haven't really been through this before since my oldest kids were past first grade when we adopted them. I cry just reading about Grover going to school for the first time!

I hope the adjustment to school goes smoothly for you.

Sheila said...

Happy first day of school! That is an exciting time for both Moms and kids. Your story was so sweet! Loved it. My baby is coming out to visit me today (vacations before college starts). YEAH!

Alisha said...

It is hard to believe how time flies.

I will have everyone in school full time this September. I am actually looking forward to it. Whenever I think I will have so much time to do this nad this it doesn't happen.....my days still end up too full. However I will always fit in knitting!!!