Kate is doing really well with school. She loves telling us about her new friends and teaching us what she is learning! And she's already learned so much! But man kindergarten is a BIG adjustment! Not only is Kate adjusting to having to be on task 6-1/2 hours a day now but she has a homework packet, readings, and flashcards so thus we have been getting used to a new routine in the morning and after school. And poor girl is unsure about this going every day week after week! It's a big change and rocks your world!
And then poor Millie and Henry! Millie misses Kate so much! Millie has lost her playmate and she insists that we can't go places without Kate. And since we've now put Henry in his rightful crib Millie thinks she doesn't need a nap (so she does quite time) and thus is often found falling asleep in a random spot or most often in the car on the way to go pick up Kate in the afternoon. Picking Kate up at 3:10pm has proven to be quite the challenge. I've been trying to figure out Henry's afternoon nap so I do not have to keep waking him up to go pick Kate up but then he's so tired by early evening...so bottom line is we are just still figuring things out. I am hoping to start car pooling with a friend for pick up which would really help! And Henry has become less mobile and needs to be home for his naps which is tricky if we want to squeeze in some fun adventure in the morning. Oh man!
We may already be three weeks in but I guess we just need a bit more time before this new normal is comfortable and routine!
|Kate was so excited to go squeeze in a playdate with her friend Lola after school one day (It's tricky finding the time to play with friends now that school is in)!|
|We didn't complete it but we sure had fun!|
We spent a lot of time watching the Olympics (and me staying up way too late to watch it all)! But heck it doesn't happen that often, right?! Totally worth it. Kate and Millie especially loved the gymnastics and made this, complete with bars, vault, balance beam, and medals podium.
|Millie cheering Kate on during Kate's routine.|
|Kate made a gold and silver medal aka a colored circle taped onto their shirts...I really should have gone out and bought those cute cheap little medal necklaces...next time I guess!|
|Gold and silver medalists|
|Kate working on her homework|
|Millie waving goodbye to big sis|
|Look at this happy guy!|
|Saturday fun at a new park.|
|This park had the coolest zip line. Kate finally got enough courage to enjoy it too. Tim and I loved going on it too!|
|More evidence of a sleepy Millie|
|Kate made this letter for Henry at church. Notice her holding Henry :)|
|Kate wearing her cool school spirit shirt!|
|Talking to Hen-Hen|
|Fun at Tot Town...Millie wishes she could go to school too!|
|I watched a friends kids during the day one day for a few hours...Millie was in heaven having a older sister like figure at home to play with!|
|Friday night we went to the Back to School Bash at Kate's school. Kate and Millie loved the free snowcones!|
|Cleaning the church on Saturday morning!|