We've had a week of school and the kids are getting back into our routine. B is in 2nd grade with many of his old friends and a brand new teacher. M is in 1st grade with a couple old friends and a great teacher. She goes to our church with us, which Maggie thinks is the greatest thing! I don't have a good feel for the whole thing yet... but I'm trying to keep an open mind about it all. This has been the first year I've seriously considered homeschooling everyone. There are many logistical issues about it all... like my full time job away from home, but I would love to see it work out. I'll have to keep asking Curtis about it until he caves. :)
Ruth has been working here at the house on her own school... on the days that I'm home. She's really doing well for being pre-k, but is about the same as the other kids her age. !
It's just that her birthday is on the wrong day to be at school with the others. Next year she'll just seem brilliant. She got her glasses last week and has been diligent in wearing them all the time, without complaint. Everyone has commented on how adorable she is too. I think that helps. We even had a stranger tell her today while we were out on the town. She has been consistently polite and says thank you every time. Very cute
We started soccer practice this week too. In the past years we have only done spring ball... because fall ball starts the same as school. It seems crazy right now but I think the kids are doing fine with it. It's the parents who have the issues with running around all the time. This year Maggie and Ruth got on teams and will be running around with the pack. Maggie and Bennett are on the same team (as well as our friend Jaelen!) and then Ruth is on her own under-age team. I didn't get to go to her 1st practice but I'll be sure to get pictures of that soon. The littlest are always the cutest. B & M's coach seems to be very good, especially after the previous ones we've had. They actually ran drills and such the very first day. If you're interested in watching 8 little maniacs run around like crazy for an hour, let me know and I'll send you the game schedule.