We did it!! We officially survived the first two full weeks of school!! It
might will definitely take some time to adjust to our new routine. I have never been a morning person but I am doing my very best to pretend to be. Our oldest does not like to rush so she wakes up at 6:30am and watches 'Martha Speaks' on PBS before eating breakfast and getting dressed. I basically grab her brother out of bed on our way out the door. The pick up line, school fundraisers and upcoming first report card is a whole new world for this mama. She especially loves cafeteria food, center time, push ups in PE and homework. She has a new BFF, Alyssa, and often has the funniest stories :) She loves the color chart behavior system in Ms. Thornton's class and strives to reach 'rainbow' each day. It still tears my heart into little pieces to see her taking on so much new responsibility and wanting to be such a big girl. The third day of school was the first time she asked her daddy to leave her at the front door. Ever since she has walked all the way through the school to her classroom.
Both kids love their teachers and classes. We seriously lucked out on teachers! Such a huge answer to prayer. Owen has already learned so much. In particular, he is learning things like letter sounds and days of the week. He only has two other little boys in his class. Each time I drop him off he immediately walks into his classroom and turns around to wave and says "bye"! I am still shocked but so happy he enjoys school days.
I know it's going to be a wonderful year of learning and growing for all of us. I pray that both kids are well behaved for their teachers and that they are positive influences on their peers.