Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jo's First Day

Josie officially started at the Montessori school at our church today. It went great! At her age, she'll only be going 1/2 days on Wednesday and Friday. This week they are splitting the class in 1/2 each day and only going 1/2 the time. So, she was there for 1.5 hours today. I had a whole hour to kill.

Happily, she was very happy to go and didn't care that I left her there. That was awesome. At the beginning of the summer, I'm afraid it would have been a different story.

Here she is at home, ready to go. (Please ignore the black eye. That's a whole other story.)

I've taken this kind of picture of Phoebe each year and wondered how I was going to do it without A there to walk with J this year. That was not a problem.

OK. She did actually turn the wrong way, but she didn't get far.

Once she walked in the door, she knew exactly where she was going.

A quick kiss to mom, and she was off to find a work and sit at the table.

She's making friends already.

I'm so glad she was comfortable in her classroom. She really seemed to have fun while she was there. She's going to be just fine.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The First Day of School

Monday was Phoebe's first day of school. She was just a bit excited.

New rolling backpack. Excellent invention.

Phoebe had a hard time sleeping Sunday night. She could not wait to get to school. I thought she'd be exhausted by the time she got home, but I forgot she's 7 and not 38. I was exhausted. Someone had to be.

My second grader with her shoes that glow in the dark. A little bit anyway.

Phoebe with her new teacher. I am not ashamed to say... I love this woman. The parents had an in class orientation last Wednesday, and she has so much excitement (but not in a "Hooray for Everything!" kind of way) that she spread the excitement to all the parents. Well, me at least. I left looking forward to all of the things that Phoebe (and I for that matter) will learn this year.

Yesterday was our first homeschool day. It went pretty well. I've already realized it's going to be different from last year, mostly for the better. I don't think I'm going to stick to Phoebe like glue as much as last year. That ought to make things a little less stressful. Cross your fingers.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

New Jewelry!

Go check out my latest entry on my jewelry blog. I'm so excited!