Tuesday, August 30, 2011

School days

Well, the inevitable has happened.  My little boy has grown up enough to go to school.  He started last week, Thursday, August 25. That was our meet and greet day where he got to take all his supplies in, visit with his teacher, and check out his classroom. It took all of 20 minutes, so we had the rest of the day off.  We went sailing for the afternoon, it was a lovely day for it.  Friday was his first big day. We drove him to school that morning, he hung up his backpack on his hook and Mrs. Kaylor told him he could go outside to play and he was gone. No looking back.  Quay and I walked out to the car and I burst into tears as the door of the car was shut.  How could my little baby be ready for this stage of life already? Didn't we just bring him home from the hospital?  Life goes by so quickly, we need to cherish every moment we have with eachother.  When we got home Quay asked me, "can we go back and get him now?"  I wish that were the case, but no.  Ryder rode the bus home that afternoon and he had a smile from ear to ear as he stepped off the bus!! I was so happy that he was so happy and excited. He told me he loved school, and he answered all my questions. He had a good first day!  This week now has been a little different, for me at least. For the last 2 mornings I have sent him on the bus and it breaks my heart a little each time that I walk back to the house by myself, especially since Quay is at work. The house is pretty quiet, but I did manage to keep myself busy.  Ryder told me all about his day again yesterday. I asked him if he liked school and his reply was, "It's fun! I thought we would just have to sit in our desks all day."

I found this poem online, author unknown, and it fits me so perfectly.

Kindergarten Poem

He started school this morning,
And he seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside him
In the Kindergarten hall.

And as he took his place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw him as
He first learned how to walk.
The words that we alone made out
When he began to talk.

This little boy so much absorbed
In learning how to write.
It seems as though he must have grown
To boyhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred but hastily
I brushed the tears away
Lest by some word or sign of mine
I mar his first big day.

Oh how I longed to stay with him
And keep him by the hand
To lead him through the places
That he couldn't understand.

And something closely kin to fear
Was mingled with my pride.
I knew he would no longer be
A baby
by my side.

But he must have his chance to live,
To work his problems out,
The privilege to grow and learn
What life is all about.

And I must share my little boy
With friends and work and play;
He's not a baby anymore --
He's in Kindergarten today

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I am very bored lately. I don't feel like going outside to do anything, there is nothing to do in the house (that could be entertaining), some of the things I should be doing are just not my top priority right now.  What to do what to do. I feel like I need a little getaway, but my vacation fund is in the hole. I am not looking forward to the end of the week when my little man goes to school.

On a different note, we took my parents out sailing this week, and boy was it a ride!!  That is just about the roughest water we have been in so far. We all got a little wet and the boat just didn't quite know what it wanted to do. We all made it back to the marina safe and sound, and I think they enjoyed it, at least that's what they said.

I am getting a little anxious for our FET. I still wish we could have done it in Sept. so I didn't have to wait quite so long. I just want to get on with life either knowing we are going to be a bigger family or accepting God's plan for us that Ryder is our one and only. I am trusting in God whole heartedly. He knows what He's doing and I must go with it.  I don't really have any other options here. ...sigh....

Sunday, August 14, 2011


A month!! Wow what's wrong with me? I need to keep up with this-I WILL do better!!  So -what has the last month been like?  Hmmm.....well I must say it's been pretty uneventful. We have just laid low and hung out. Done a few things around the house.  School shopping is done, Ryder has some new clothes and all his school supplies. That was BAD day--don't like school shopping. I don't like school period-I wish I could keep him home forever. I had a nightmare about his first day of Kindergarten this morning before I woke up. It was dreadful!

In late July we took a 2 night trip on the sailboat. It was a fun time but I was ready to be home by the time we got back.  There wasn't much wind the first two days so we ended up floating in the lake for a whole afternoon after tying up in a bay. The last day on the way back we had almost too much wind-made for a nervous mama!

We took a day trip to Medora with our best friends Angie and Phil. We did a little shopping, did the pitchfork fondue and took in the musical. It was a lot of fun!  We drove through the park in the afternoon and went through an entire herd of buffalo!  There were at least 100 of them, so that was THE excitement for the day in my opinon.

Ryder had swimming lessons and passed again. He's on to level 2 next year. He always has fun at lessons. We took the sailboat out last week and had a few passengers aboard-Dan, April, and Joel. Again-not much wind (not sure what's up with this NO wind thing in ND!) but we anchored up and went for a swim.

Just watching life go by, but I am stopping to smell the flowers on the way.  Life is much too short to dwell on what could have been.  God has blessed me tremendously in life and I am so thankful for what I have.  I am giving it all to Him!! I can't worry about it anymore. I need to press on.