Saturday, September 5, 2009

First Day of School!

Do we really have 2 middle school age children??????? That is crazy how time flies. I remember older, wiser friends and family warning us about how fast time goes with children when we had 2 babies in diapers. They would look at us and say "Enjoy them while they are little because before you know it, they will be grown". That is such a hard concept to believe when you are in the midst of busy parenting, diaper changing, constant chaos, busy schedules. It is still a hard concept to believe in the midst of running kids around, family schedules, wondering who has what when. Brian and I juggling where everyone needs to be -often times splitting up to make sure everything is covered. I remember thinking date nights were hard when they were little still in diapers, but date nights are even harder. The older they get and the more kids...the more things to coordinate. If only we would have known back then to take advantage of those "slow" times. It takes more coordinating, more juggling, we have to work harder on our relationship. It is even easier to let that fall to the back burner now. We thought it would get easier as the kids got more self sufficient. Oh...the lessons of life:)
The kids are enjoying school. Brianna is still in taekwondo, Landon is playing middle school football. Carli and Mayli are enjoying 1st grade. Carli loves reading and Mayli loves music class!


Anonymous said...

You are so right, Annette! Having older kids comes with even more challenges. But we LOVE never doing diaper duty, sleeping all night long, having our house back to normal without high chairs, changing tables, etc. And we love watching our boys move into their own independence. Good luck in school Brianna, Landon, Mayli and Carli! We love you!!!
~Aunt Niki & Uncle Tim

Tami said...

Okay, the big kiddos in middle school. . .I can handle that. BUT, what's up with the babies already in school? How did that happen so quickly? I hope you have a great school year Knopf kiddos!

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