This year is an interesting year for our family. Transition, with a capital T, is the name of our game. Since things aren't exactly set in stone, we decided not to enroll Ruby in formal preschool this year. Not only is she already fully prepared for kindergarten, but her mother is a preschool teacher...a really good preschool teacher, if I do say so myself. :)
So, today was the first day of school (at home.)
Nothin' fancy today. Mrs. Mommy is still busy trying to get the little house all organized and the big house ready for the market. So, preschool is going to be quite basic for the first couple of weeks.
Thankfully, the kiddos didn't seem to notice (or at least not care) that it was basic. :)
This week, we're learning about the letter A. (Ruby said, "Mom! I already know these letters. We need to learn letters that I don't know...like Spanish letters or British Accent letters." I told her that she was gonna be out of luck. This is an English-only school.) We made Q-tip "A"s and practiced writing the letter A. Ruby is an old pro, but Burke is just learning how to even hold a writing instrument. It'll be interesting to watch them progress this year.
Even though this isn't a formal school, I still wanted to get a first day of school picture. This way, we'll be able to compare each year for Roo: K3, K4, Kindergarten, and so on... So, here are my big kids on their first day of school at home.
Attention: My babies are all grown up. There's not a smidgen of baby left in either of those kids anymore...not even a trace of toddler. :( I would be *thrilled* to have a baby in this house again. I'm very seriously and consistently trying to convince my brother and sister-in-law to PLEASE make me an aunt, so I can watch my niece or nephew!!! ;) Until then, if you've got a little baby and you need a few hours to yourself, I would be *more* than happy to babysit! :)
So, that's what's happenin' around these parts this week:
School! at home!! (This is how Ruby says it each time.)
Making the little house into a big home.
Preparing the big house for a new family.
What's up in your neck of the woods?