All my posts lately start with "it's been a crazy week," but truly, it has been. Davis has been out of town for a whole week (he comes back tonight!) and I've been working from home with the kids, which really just means lots of late nights and not much sleep. But we all survived. I stayed caught up at work, stocked the freezer for an even crazier week next week, and bought a car via internet chat ha! I sent the dealership a message saying "if you can get me X car for X dollars and bring the car and paperwork to my house tomorrow morning, you've got a deal," and they said okay. I'm never going to a car dealership again! I wish I could do the same with Starbucks - "if you can get me a venti coffee with extra nonfat milk for $3 and bring it to my house in ten minutes, you've got a deal."
Anyway, lots lots going on last week... most importantly, Amelia started Kindergarten Thursday!
Oh boy this girl was excited. She has been counting down the days all summer and could hardly contain herself (can you tell from the picture?) She came home so very happy, which made me glad, because we are at new schools again this year and this whole starting school thing still brings back a lot of sadness for me over our school that closed. But she is HAPPY HAPPY, and I think she is exactly where she needs to be.
Sophia is starting school at a different school tomorrow, and after going to Meet the Teacher on Friday, she is excited too. She's been nervous, but she liked her teacher and classroom. The boy sitting across the desk from her is the son of a guy I went to college with, and we happened to run into them at a frozen yogurt place Friday and got to visit. Little things like that make SUCH a difference!
Today at church we had a blessing of the kids' backpacks.
I LOVED this blessing:
We also had cake to celebrate the birthday of our choirmaster/organist/Sophia's piano teacher. I love this picture and how Henry is seriously cradling that cake. Cake is serious business when you're two!
And so, with much anticipation and excitement, we start the school year. Kindergarten, second grade, gymnastics, soccer, piano, German... we will not be bored!