Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Long-Awaited Post...

Let me first apologize for the lengthy wait between's been a whirlwind end of summer! We took a trip to St. Louis to visit with Eric's mom and the very next weekend headed up to Branson for the final weekend of Kid's Fest. Then, it was back to work with professional development workshops, kindergarten and preschool orientations, and finally getting the boys' closet/clothing cleaned up and organized! WHEW! (I still can't find Braden's winter clothes for the upcoming season...the search is on and I'm losing the battle! Moving...argh!)

The photos are from the first day of school. Braden was very excited, but has gone through some difficulties getting adjusted to SPICE, after school care, and we finally had to find him a ride to school in the mornings so he wouldn't have to get there so early. Bless his heart...he can' t help it that his mommy works all the way across town! It's bad enough that he still gets his feelings hurt sometimes because I'm not there to pick him up in the afternoons when all of his friends go home. He and Garrett now get dropped together at Grace in the mornings and one of the preschool teachers comes by to get him and takes him to school with her daughters. It's been a life saver and I am so grateful!!!!

The boys are swimming with Coach Bullock three days a week after school. They have both reverted to holding on to the side of the pool and pulling themselves along, but hopefully they'll both start swimming soon! They do fine diving off the board, just swimming away to the edge, but they are hesitant to let go when just swimming straight out. I don't understand it.

The school year for me is good so far, but is about to get hectic. I will begin in full swing starting tomorrow. I only have one class that I really don't care for, but at least I have Cindy to back me up in there! Most of the classes are huge, but my last period only has eleven kids and I adore them all! What a great way to end the day!

I will post tomorrow (promise) with pics from our vacations!