Saturday, August 12, 2017

Back to School!

I just realized I've never written ANYTHING about the boys going back to school! What?! Y'all. Work is insane. My job is really only 3/4 time, but I've been working from the minute the boys go to school until the minute I pick them up each day. I came home yesterday at 1pm and that was the earliest I'd been home in WEEKS. I am hoping that when school starts on Monday it will calm down some and I will have time to EAT. Someone told me the other day I looked like I'd lost weight. It is simply because I am down to one meal a day at this point. Lol!

The boys went back to school on August 1st (ridiculous) and we have pretty much gotten into the swing of things. Will started KINDERGARTEN this year, so the boys are together at the same school and will be for the four years. We are being re-zoned next year, but elementary school will go through 5th grade, so I'm happy with that. James started 2nd grade and I just can't even believe it. 2nd grade was probably my favorite year EVER and I hope he loves it, too.

Will is in Mrs. J's class this year. I'm not sure how much I posted this summer about our sweet babysitter, but Will's teacher is her mama. We had our fingers crossed that we'd either get her or James' kindergarten teacher, so we are happy, happy, happy! He has a class full of kids he knows really well. He hasn't had a single moment of being upset at drop-off, although he is VERY tired when I pick him up in the afternoons, so our time spent at home has been a little volatile. He's our child with a temper and he will erupt like a volcano. He is also our more laid-back kiddo. I'm not sure how that works out, but it did. He will be PERFECTLY happy and content and then explode. Lol! So we've been working on that.

James has Mrs. W this year. He has a few kids in her class that he knows, but not many. Most importantly, his bff JM is in there with him. He and John Michael have been together in the same class for five years now. I'm not sure what they'll do without each other if JM doesn't move to our new school next year. (His mama is a teacher so he could stay with her or re-zone. We will see!) James is also still going to his gifted class every day with Mrs. H. They are reading Charlotte's Web right now, and I am THRILLED about that! What an awesome book! (Remember when James and I read it when he was three and I made him do a book review on it? HERE)

My school year begins on Monday. I've stepped into the position of director at our preschool and while I have loved most of it, it isn't without it's challenges. Keeping parents happy and keeping 22 female teachers happy are the biggest challenges so far. Lol! I'm hoping that our school year is amazing!

School is pretty much the only thing going on here. James and Eddie started Cub Scouts back up this week. We are hoping he continues to love that. He is taking the fall off of sports and I'm THRILLED with that. Will is considering doing a gymnastics class starting in September. He thinks it will help in his goal of one day becoming an American Ninja Warrior (or War-yer - rhymes with hair - as he calls it!). Both are doing church activities and choir, too. 

Sorry the updates aren't coming as frequently these days as they did years ago. Sometimes I miss the days where James went to school two days a week and we stayed home more than we were out. Now, we're pretty much home when we fall into bed at night. I am not a fan of busy-ness, so that is unfortunate to me. I know it won't slow down for a LONG time, so on the days where we DON'T have things planned, I pretty much pretend we aren't here and just shut down.

This morning the boys are gone to church with Eddie and I got up, enjoyed drinking my coffee and watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and talking to YOU!

Y'all have an awesome weekend!

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