Sunday, September 11, 2016

Life Update

Oh goodness, the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind!  I haven't really talked about this on my blog, but I am, once again, a student.  I am doing a MAT program.  It's a year long, super intense program that will end with a masters in teaching AND teaching certification.  

Because of this, life is looking a whole lot different around our house these days.  Jack started kindergarten and he then stays for aftercare four days a week.  Thankfully, he is loving both kindergarten and aftercare!  Gil goes to Jack's old daycare.  It's takes a tad bit more driving, but we just love it and are so glad that Gil is there.  Bech is doing his job but having to do a lot more parenting duties, like dinner, solo bedtimes, dropping off kids at daycare.

And I have the craziest schedule of all!  I am at my internship (it will be my student teaching spot next semester) M/W/F.  Tuesdays, I am in class from 8:30 until 7:30 at night (with about 2 hours of breaks in between).  Thursdays, I only have class from 4:30 - 7:30.  It's exhausting and insane!

But we are making it!  And it's fall (MY FAVORITE) so we will soon be doing all of the fun fall stuff on the weekends.

A couple of photographs to close this post out:

I snapped this picture tonight during Redeemer Kids.  Jack just adores these two older girls at church, and they are sweet to him.  Seriously, he is such a ladies man.  He already has a girl in his class sending him home with pictures and homemade books!

Bech took Jack and Gil to the dentist solo.  It was Gil's first visit and he did great!  Bech was so sweet and took pictures for me.  It is hard to not be sad missing these little things--dentist and well visits, school field trips--but it helps to have Bech keeping me in the loop.

The weekend before school started, we headed 2 1/2 hours down south to Brattleboro to visit the Lugos and help celebrate Ashley and Theo's birthdays.  We had a blast.  It was a fun and relaxed weekend--perfect ending before starting the craziest semester ever!

So that's why I've been MIA lately.  I have a blog post in the works with my August books...I'll get that up soon.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

First Day of Kindergarten

Oh, goodness, I have been dreading/looking forward to this day for so many months!  It is over (2nd day of kindergarten was today) and I can say that it was not that bad.  I only cried a little, and I think Jack had a great time (I knew he would).

Tuesday morning, we had a little visit the classroom day for the kids.  Jack's teacher created a scavenger hunt that led the kids all around the classroom.  Jack didn't really talk to the other kids but he did enjoy checking out the toys.  The other parents, Bech, and I all talked to each other and tried with little success to get our kids to meet.

Jack was SUPER excited to come back the next day, but a little nervous.

Alright, here's where I have to be honest.  I knew that we would be hurrying Wednesday morning.  I knew that we could be a little grumpy because it's morning.  So I staged these pictures last Friday at Jack's school.  Yup, we snuck in the school to take these pictures.  Mom of the year right here.

This picture, though, is all Jack.  He brought the apple and he posed himself up on that rock outside of his school.  This kid...

Also, we took Gil along.  Not the most photogenic kid out there.

I think we managed to get some sweet shots of Jackie boy.  He looks so old to me here!  We can't take first day of school pictures without our arms crossed.

Remind anyone of another first day of school picture?

Ah, so excited for kindergarten!!!

Thank goodness I took those pictures early, because it was pouring down rain yesterday morning.  And of course, I read the wrong bus schedule, and we almost missed the bus.  We were, luckily, ready early (because I wanted to give Jack time to slowly get on the bus!) and were able to run over to the bus just in time.  Jack got confused when he got on, so he is now not the biggest bus fan (let's hope being on time today helped that!).

He looks so little getting on that bus!

"Slow down 
Won’t you stay here a minute more 
I know you want to walk through the door 
But it’s all too fast 
Let’s make it last a little while 
I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly 
I am your biggest fan 
I hope you know I am 
But do you think you can somehow 
Slow down"