Wednesday, September 06, 2006

First Days of School!

Krissy started Kindergarten on the 29th of August. After the trip to Children's on Monday, I thought that Tuesday would be a piece of cake for me. After all, child to kindergarten on school bus is much easier than child to hospital in an ambulance. But it was still really hard. I feel like this is the first step to her leaving home and even a week later, I'm still struggling with it. Here're a couple of pics.

She was pretty excited to start the first day and pretty bummed at the end of the day. Said that preschool had fewer rules and that her friends were there. She doesn't like how much they have to keep quiet, she doesn't like that she needs to sit with her hands folded and she doesn't like all the rules.

By the end of the second day, she was loving Kindergarten!

Today, my Bub started preschool. Let me preface this by saying that I am totally not thrilled with him going to preschool. He's only three and developmentally, he's younger than that in many ways. But the in-home PT, OT, and Speech therapy ends when he turns three, so we had to send him to preschool in order for him to get his therapy. Even that I'm not too happy with. Before, he got an hour of speech, an hour of PT and an hour of OT each once a week. Now, he'll get PT for 1/2 hr a week, OT for 1/2 hr a month, and speech 1/2 hr twice a week. He only goes twice a week, so I'm hoping that'll work out ok. He even takes a mini-bus there!

So the bus gets to the house this AM. I strap him into his car seat, take a picture (of course), kiss him and then climb off the bus. I thought for sure he'd start to sob at that. I stood outside and watched him through the bus window and he waved and smiled and said "bye" to me! He's such a brave, tough guy! I met the bus at his preschool as there was a paper I had to sign and I wanted to make sure the first day worked out ok. He walked (holding the teachers hands for support) into the school and then he saw his walker. He was not a happy camper to see that and started to cry. That's when I walked in. Upon seeing me, the crying quit. We went to his classroom and once he saw the toys, that was all he needed. When I asked for a kiss goodbye, he was going to kiss the little red-haired girl next to him! I told him to kiss me, not her and I got my kiss. As I walked out of the room, I was so proud of him. Not a tear. Not a single, solitary tear on his first day! Maybe he's ready for preschool after all!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Nice weekend after busy week!

After a last week with all the craziness of a trip to the hospital Monday and Krissy starting Kindergarten on Tuesday, it was really nice to enjoy a three-day weekend.

We spent Friday night at the local fair and had a great time watching the kids on rides and eating some fair food. It was chillier than usual for the fair, so we were all bundled up in our jeans and sweatshirts. We left just as it was starting to rain.

Saturday we spent the whole day at my Mom's. Jimmy was helping Daddy with some new flooring in the bathroom. My sister and her husband came over for dinner and to help with the plumbing of the new bathtub. Mom had cooked a turkey and it was perfect for a chilly, rainy day like we had Saturday. I got the page for 9/1 done for my Learn Something new album that I'm doing in a class at .

Sunday, I slept in a bit and then we headed over to Mom's around 12:30. Jimmy helped Daddy and my sister's husband for 45 minutes and then we were off to the first of three birthday parties we had this weekend. This one was for Jimmy's foreman's mother's 75th birthday. I felt a little uncomfortable there at first, since I didn't know anyone, but DH was proud to be one of only two from his company invited. There was a playground across the street and we spent some time there on the slides. The food was good and it was nice to just spend some time with Jimmy and the kids. From there, we went to the mall and did some shopping at Old Navy and Yankee Candle for their Labor Day sales and then I got my Troy Polamalu jersey. Can't wait to wear it for the game on Thursday, even if Big Ben isn't playing.

Monday we had two birthday parties to go to. One for Jimmy's cousin Michelle's son's first birthday and one for my Sister's step-daughter's 14th! Enjoyed both parties very much. And made it home in time for Krissy's bath before school today and I even found the time to get my pages done for 9/2 and 9/3.

Tomorrow will be another day of changes. Bub starts preschool!

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