please don’t tell me you thought I forgot.


I mean, I may easily forget the nights I invite company for dinner or to put my child in the appropriate holiday dress or to send my little one to church in, well, underwear, but I most certainly would NOT forget to document the first day of the new school year. Not so far anyhow.

So without further adieu I present to you…Pi’bears and B-Ro, First Day of Preschool, 2010…(taken two weeks ago)

Ephraim is clearly happy to be snuggling his sister. At least it’s an improvement over last year when he only cared what was inside his lunchbox. This year he only cares who is ON his lunchbox. (Question: What kind of mother buys her two year old a Spiderman lunchbox? Answer: The kind who also forgets to send her child to church in underwear. See above.)

Now just a few random thoughts in my head about my children at this very moment in time. Humor me please.

Sarah remains the best big sister on the face of the planet. She shares every last bit of everything she has with her brother. Unless she’s sleep deprived. Then the world better watch out because she’s kicking butts and taking names. Starting with Ephraim’s.

Ephraim is becoming more verbal by the minute and delights us each day with a new phrase. This morning it was, “that’s not fair.” On a daily basis it’s, “I don’t beary know.” But my favorite remains four words he says to me every morning as I head to my shower, telling the kiddos I’ll be in the bathroom if they need me. He always replies the same way: “I need you mommy.”

Sarah has an intense sense of smell and taste and can peg both of those things with uncanny descriptions. I’m convinced she will be a chef. She shows culinary curiosity and promise. (If anyone has a hookup with Top Chef Junior, hit me up.)

Ephraim is only into race cars and no other kind of car will do. In his mind “racecar” means matchbox cars. No more chubby plastic toddler cars for this chief.

Lovies are still permanent fixtures in our house: RaeRae for Sarah (she still smells his ears) and Blankie for Ephraim (Blankie is no longer called “Yucky.” Boo.)

These two munchkins put such a smile on my face on a daily basis.

  Especially now that they’re back in school.


StephanieAugust 27, 2010 - 8:48 am

They are too cute! Great photos and random bits of sweetness!

cathyAugust 27, 2010 - 10:45 am

So cute. I love how much they obviously love each other captured on film. And my 3 year old & 2 year old both have a Spiderman lunchbox so I feel I’m now in good company.

SamanthaAugust 27, 2010 - 11:20 am

I’m having a hard time with bang-less Sarah. You know how I feel about change.

Caroline just asked me “who’s that with B-ro?” When I told her it was Sarah, she said “her face looks different!” See? It’s not just me who doesn’t like change.

Miss those babies, and you. She looks super-adorable, btw.

tara pollard pakostaAugust 27, 2010 - 11:41 am

my ava had a spiderman lunchbox in first grade!
she didn’t care if it was for boys! she wanted it!
she was also spiderman for halloween that year! LOL!


P.C.August 27, 2010 - 12:15 pm

So cute! Sarah is really the best big sister I’ve seen. Love to all.

MeganAugust 27, 2010 - 12:21 pm

I am willing to have an apprentice helping me decorate cakes…if she is interested in baking too that is! I miss when Jacob used to say, “I don’t berry know.” That always made me laugh. Love the back to school photos.

AllisonAugust 27, 2010 - 2:17 pm

I love first day of school pictures! We take some every year of our girls in front of our front door. I also make sure they have their backpacks, we can remember what they had each year.

As far as forgetfulness, wait until the tooth fairy forgets to come! Our tooth fairy has left money in a vehicle, on the mantel, under a bed, etc. I’ll have to tell you the details sometime! Nothing like having old farts for parents! Our poor girls.

janelAugust 28, 2010 - 7:24 am

1st day of school photos are my very favorite…brings a plethora of memories for me. My 2 are now 27 and 24, and it was just yesterday they were smiling for me with their new supplies. And they still make me smile every day. Thanks for sharing your loves!

Jennifer CamplinAugust 30, 2010 - 8:45 am

Sweet kids.. together for picture to take..

I looked in last year pictures..
Your son grew lot from last year!!
Cute lil boy with his big sister!!

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