As much as I look forward to autumn, this year I am really having a hard time wrapping my head around SEPTEMBER. This has been something of an odd summer -- we didn't really take a vacation, both of us traveled for work a fair bit, and Jim just started a new job, which meant that the last month or so has been hectic while he overlapped jobs for a couple of weeks, tying up loose ends at the old job while trying to hit the ground running at the new. We had a relatively small list of things we wanted to do this summer -- both fun stuff and around-the-house stuff -- and barely made a dent in either. It kind of feels like the last three months just...didn't happen, somehow, because they flew by so quickly. It's odd how we can be so busy and yet feel like we are doing absolutely nothing.
I love Facebook at this time of year -- seeing everyone's back-to-school pictures just makes me smile. Ian doesn't really get a "first day of school" per se, since he goes to daycare/preschool year round, but Tuesday was the first day of public school in the town where we live, so for photographic purposes I declared it his first day. His very first day of daycare, back when he was in infant, was at the very beginning of September, so if nothing else we can think of it as an anniversary shot. ;-)
He is SO excited about the prospect of taking a bus to school and will tell anyone who will listen that he gets to go on the bus when he is FIVE. To him that must seem like an eternity, but I know that for Jim and me, those two years before kindergarten are going to go by in the blink of an eye, just like this summer did.