The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ella Starts Preschool

Remember this? Feels like yesterday. I can't believe she is at school right now. Without me. I'm not emotional at all...
Today is the big day. Preschool. Ella was excited as we got ready to go. She knows her teacher. She knows some of the friends in her class. She is ready. She is adorable.
 Big girl with her backpack.

 In front of school getting ready to head in.

 She went right to find her locker and put her backpack away.

 Then to find her name tag. 

 Got it on!
 Then in the midst of her excitement and nervousness....she broke my heart in a million little pieces. It was time to line up on the red line and she came and asked if I could get on the line with her. I asked her why because she knew she was going by herself and she looked at me with huge sad eyes fighting off her tears and said "Because I'm scared Mommy". Then I died a little inside.
 I told her she knew just what to do and that she was going to have lots of fun with her teachers and friends. I reminded her where she would walk and what the first part of her day would be. She recovered quickly but you could tell how nervous she was. She smiled for the camera and lined up.

 I told her to have fun...
...And off she went! I'm sure she is having more fun than I am right now. Sitting here thinking about how fast the time passes. How bittersweet all of these moments are. How I want so badly for her to stay little and be home with me but at the same time being so excited for the future and watching her grow and learn. I can't wait to go and pick her up and hear all about her first day. I'll let you all know what she has to say.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Fun Day

To cap off the big Birthday weekend we spent our Sunday with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Paul, Aunt Sarah and Gus. We planned to go apple picking but the rain but a damper on that so we went and had donuts and cider and the kids grabbed one apple off the tree each in the rain and then we bought apples from the little store and headed back to Grandma and Grandpa's to relax and enjoy baseball and football games. Here are Grandma and Gus at the orchard.
 Getting to the good stuff!
 Licking every bit of cinnamon and sugar
 Jack put his hat on Gus and the boys thought that was hilarious!
 Sweet Gus. Love this beautiful little boy!
 Grandma with all her Grandsons!
 Gus had to try his first apple orchard donut!

 Smiles for Grandpa.

 Jack picking the perfect apple.

 Excited to show me which one he chose.

 Gus decided these bags were the best thing at the place
 While Ella was still eating her donut

 Everything Gus does is this funny.

 All three love watching their baby cousin. They can't get enough!
 He got the bag! Now he wants to eat it!
 Back at Grandma and Grandpa's Gus got to eat some of his food.

 Owen was interested
 Not so sure but he's still cute!
We had a fantastic (and exhausting) weekend. Thank you all so much for helping us make it so special for Jack. This is one he won't forget for a very long time!