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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Off to Preschool

Anna has completed her 2nd week of  preschool and she is doing great!  We are liking the schedule and she loves her teacher and class.  She is in Mrs. Pam's Panda's!  How fitting for us! Several days when Scott has worked from his home office, he insisted on taking Anna with me then picking her up also.  The church is only 10 minutes from our home so that makes it nice. Scott is as bad as I am at wanting to get there a few minutes early so we can be at the front of the line to pick her up at 12:00!  Scott and I got a lunch date in also which we needed!  Here are two photos from the very first day.  Our girl is growing up so fast!  

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sprinkler Fun

We survived the first week of school!  Today was a bit easier to get out of bed as we are getting our days and nights back on school time!  Anna missed her brothers last week and we were busy shopping for the last few items on our back to school and soccer lists. Also had meet the teacher day at Anna's preschool.  She will be going Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 12:00. We have talked a lot about it all and I keep assuring her she will love learning, crafts, and making friends.  This will be new for her and she tells me she is "a little bit nervous" about it but "sort of" ready to go and try it out!  Please pray for her as she had a rough go of it last year for the preschool setting, so I pulled her out.  This preschool is more structured and Anna likes that sort of thing so I think this will fit her a bit better.  Not letting Anna know, but I am feeling "nervous" too!  I am glad we will still have our Mondays and Fridays together!  Anna is still enjoying the fun of summer as you can tell by these pictures.  She actually wants a big swimming pool so she can start diving like on the olympics!  She has enjoyed watching some of the events in the evenings as we have the TV on, and talks about all her family coming to watch her swim and dive in the olympics!  

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back from the Beach

I have the back from the beach and back to school BLUES.  We had a great summer and the boys were okay with the return of school today...... but it is me.  I miss them. They are both going out for the school soccer team so I won't see them until 6:00 or 6:30 most days.   I love the freedom of summer.....  late nights, taking our time in the mornings, not paying attention to the clock all the time!  With school in, it seems we have time for dinner, homework then bedtime.  No more late night talks and milkshakes, no more swimming by the light of the moon and waking by our body clock vs. the dreaded alarm!  I think too because the talk of college preparations starts this year for (11th grade) Wesley, I am wanting the summer to last forever so I do not have to face the facts of this next phase and letting him go.  Here are some photos of our recent trip back to the beach. What a blessing to be able to use my parent's place during the summers!  It makes it tempting to pack everyone back up and run away from the world!!!  Somebody stop me!