It’s hard to believe that my time at home with Caden has come to an end. It’s bittersweet for me as he heads off to Kindergarten tomorrow. On one hand I’m sad that we won’t be together everyday & I’m mourning the loss of our “lazy” days with no schedule and being able to do as we please. I’ll miss watching him & Joshua playing outside all morning making “compost”, digging for bugs, hunting lizards, “putting out fires” in the garden with the water hose, & whatever else they do out there while I’m not watching that makes a mess 🙂 Caden loves to be in charge & boss Joshua around & Joshua is his little shadow so I know they’ll really miss each other, which again brings tears. But on the other hand I’m so excited for Caden because I know he’ll thrive in school & well this mama of 3 could use a break! This spring James & I toured 6 schools (yes 6) before finally deciding on Old Town. We spend weeks agonizing over our decision & praying fervently. Neither one of us planned on our kids attending public schools & honestly had a negative view point of them but reluctantly we scheduled a tour & were pleasantly surprised. We felt like God kept pointing us in that direction but we kept dismissing it. But after our tour we knew this is where God was leading us & where He wanted Caden. We don’t know why He made that choice for Caden but we had complete peace about the decision. Over the summer Caden has become more excited about school & he and Joshua point to it almost everyday & talk about how that is where he will be. He’s excited that he will get to ride his bike sometimes & even more excited to ride the bus (mama’s heart not so much about the bus). It’s close so I can walk when I want and can join him easily for lunch & to volunteer in his classroom which makes both of us happy. So it’s with mixed emotions that we start on our journey to the “school years” & below are some pictures of us getting ready to go!