Friday, September 7, 2012

kinder and 3rd grade: week 1 down

It has been a successful first week of school in our household.

Well except for the three year old who doesn't know what to do with herself.  She asks multiple times each day, "when are we picking up the girls?" or she asks "where's Gracie?" as Gracie has been her constant companion her entire life. It's going to take a few weeks I think for she and I to find some patterns to keep her occupied.

Miss Rose and Gracie were excited to be picked up each day, but they had smiles on their faces.  They are still adjusting to the new schedule. As the week wore on, they were more tired each evening and morning. Especially Gracie!

After having a minimum day on Wednesday (every Wednesday is a minimum day in our district), on Thursday Gracie was complaining about having to go to school all day. Most of last year she only went to preschool for half a day. It is long for a 5-year old! She has been so tired the last few nights. I hope she sleeps in tomorrow, at least a little. Especially since she has a soccer game at 11:30 and it should be pretty toasty by then.

For Gracie, food is not really a necessary item. She seems to get by on a small amount of food at times. She hasn't eaten much this week it seems, even at home. I am not sure if she's just so tired at night that food isn't appealing or what. Today she didn't eat much of her lunch because she said she couldn't open some of the items. Bento lunches are super popular right now on the interwebs, and perhaps this can be a solution for her. She doesn't eat a ton, but she needs to eat. A bento box with small amounts of food ready to eat may help.

Tomorrow my "soccer mom status" will double with both Lily and Gracie playing! Their games are at 10 and 11:30 tomorrow, so we will be at field for close to 3 hours. I'm thankful we have an EZ-Up to provide shade and we will have ice and drinks on hand as well.

I can't wait though. They are so cute and excited!

Two girls from Gracie's team are in her class at school and a few others are in other classes there.  Gracie never wants her hair up but it's been so hot a ponytail is a must for soccer and I just love how it shows off her face.

And then there's Lily-bug. She is soooo excited to play soccer. My sister-in-law is coaching the team which is fun as well. Her practices are on a night I'm in class, so I haven't been able to see her play in person. I cannot wait for tomorrow. 

But seriously. Can you handle this? I die.

Miss Rose will start flag football soon and then I'll have three children playing sports. Although I struggle a little bit with guilt regarding finances and loans and the demands of nursing school, I feel so blessed to be driving my girls to school and spending the day with Lily and picking them up all but one day. I just wish this mom gig actually paid!  Cause I could rock it full-time.