Today the girls headed back to school – in opposite directions. Anika headed off to 6th grade at the Jr. High and it’s Emma’s first year of school all day in 1st grade. I, along with thousands of other moms out there, was full of mixed emotions. Happy. Sad. Excited. Scared. Noah doesn’t start preschool for one more week, so this week the two of us are buddies. He goes from 9-11:30 three days a week, so this will literally be the first time in my adult life that I have 2 1/2 hours to myself routinely – and next year Oregon will be making Kindergarten mandatory all day, so it will be a huge change for me to have so much time without the kids right by my side. I’m not quite sure what to think yet…except that I’m going to cherish this last year with my little man as much as possible.