Flying Baby Birds

The last weeks brought significant change for us.  Lucia lost her first (and second!) tooth, and Adrian began a formal nursery program.  He tried to run away when it was time to enter (my tears that day were NOT anticipated!), but he returned to me with a smile and a silly first day of school hat.  My little guy appears to be incredibly happy, like his big sister who loves her new first grade teacher.

Thankfully, the changes that come with childhood growth are so incredible – otherwise, I would be paralyzed by leaving the baby years behind.  And although I love the fluidity of summer, I find myself excited about fall and the fresh start of a new school year.

For the first time, I’m remembering what it’s like to be on my own for a bit of time.

back to school first day first grade

My baby birds are growing up, and I have some flying of my own to do. 



  1. I love the outfit your daughter is wearing, they are absolutely gorgeous kids 🙂 xo

  2. Your children are just beautiful Monica, and I can just see your love for them shine through in your posts and your photos of them. Good luck to the kiddies this school year and to you as well, finding yourself during that precious alone time 🙂

  3. Ah! I think I will be in a puddle of tears when my oldest goes off to first grade, but I know the change will be welcome and its what he needs to grow and nourish. Having only one during the day will be weird. I’m so excited for you though. This change is good for everyone!

  4. Awww…Lucia and Adrian will always be your babies. Enjoy every minute of these ‘growing up’ years, they pass by way too quickly. These memories that you are creating here on this blog and through your pictures will stay with you forever, just like Lucia and Adrian. They may be growing up and spreading their wings, and one day they’ll leave the nest, but you’ll always be their mom.

  5. I love love love this and your love for your family really shines through. It reminds me of the old stories that you used to wrtie about. This sort of stuff is my favorite. I hope you keeep in comming.

  6. I think it’s important for SAH/WAH moms to reclaim themselves when the kids return to school. Best of luck to you and congratualtions on the success of your blog. I’m happy for you.

  7. My three children are all in school now too for the first time. It was hard to let them go, but like you I’m happy for the learning outside of our regular.

  8. Rosa Colon says

    It is hard to let the little ones go at first. I can tell that you are a great mother.

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