Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Today was back to school for 4 of the C's.  Bittersweet.  We are all together again, but so much is changing or has changed.  New schools, new house, new state....everything is so new for all of us.  Our day began at 5am because Quinn has to catch a very early bus.  The littles get dropped of at 8:45.  It's a very long morning for Mr Ralph.  Claire has been in college for 2 weeks now.  I worry every time that she gets behind the wheel of her shiny new car.  She made the decision to come with us.  That being said, it means that she has to drive herself to school everyday.  This Mama worries every time she gets on that freeway.  But she is so much more confident, and she is doing so well.  We are so lucky to have her with us for one more year.  I never knew what a deal a Jr College could be.  Even with out of state tuition, it is a great value.
No pictures of Mr Quinn.  He walked out the door and down the road with adult confidence.  Our newest High Schooler.  I followed him in my car, and got the "look", hands in the air, like why are you even here?  Don't embarrass me Mom.  Got on that bus with 10 other kids and never looked back.  I wish I had that confidence.
Mr Viny was excited.  Love that smile.  He asked me if he could go to parent's evening with me tonight.  I don't think he understood how boring it would be, but he sat quietly and took it all in.....
And the littles.  Both talking in their room last night about how scared they were to go to a new school. I walked in after they had finally fallen asleep and found them with pictures of their buddies beside them.  Maybe it gave them strength, or security to have those pictures right there along side them.  Something familiar in a very new place. 
I think they all had a good day.  I am off to make 5 lunches and make sure that all 4 of the youngest C's are ready for day 2 of our newest family adventure.  


maggie k said...

Jill - Love all the pictures of the kiddos. Vinny's smile, the little girls with their hair all done beautifully and Claire behind the wheel! But I demand a picture of Quinn too. Don't care that he is now in high school. Love to all Maggie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the news about the first day of school and for the pictures. I had been wondering how it went. They will do well, and that Claire is something else. I am so proud of her driving on the freeway, etc. I say prayers for her. I trust her, but not everybody else on the road. May God be with her every day, and with all of you.

Enjoyed last weekend. Though short, it was special.

Much love to all of you,

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