The new house has two really long halls with interesting views. I'm trying to capture some of those new perspectives this week.
It was again around 9am before we made it out the door. We dropped by the elementary school to see which teacher B was assigned. I love that they run to the building and love playing on the paw prints. in less good news, there are 5 larger 3rd grades rather than the 6 smaller classes we'd hoped for. So it goes.
Next up, Target for some last minutes supplies and food for the specially requested dinners the first two nights of school.
We returned the library books we had finished (and could find) as once school starts there is a tendency for the public library books to become VERY overdue.
I returned the favor -- love that he is willing to look right in the camera these days. We played for a bit on the playground, but were fairly chilly and headed to the Plaza district around 11:40.
We headed back home to wait for Granddaddy to come and play. Kids got a little electronics time and I checked my work email (yes, even on vacation). I discovered I have been approved to work more hours starting Sept. 1. This is a blessing and yet a tiny bit sad too. Too complicated to go in to here, but it did prompt me to FINALLY mail in E's preschool enrollment forms. Once Granddaddy arrived, E enjoyed his new presents from Granddaddy of two small batman vehicles.
I made the beginnings of dinner and folded lots of laundry while all this was happening. I should have had the kids fold their own laundry, but gave them a break on this particular chore for the day.
4pm - meet the teacher. She seems lovely and likes warm hugs. I filled out all the appropriate forms and resisted the urge to volunteer for all the things. We took Granddaddy over to see M's classroom too.
He loves it! This guy doesn't start school for another 12 days and is SO going to miss his siblings during that interval. Around 5:45, we had dinner (Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole, Carrots, & Hummus). Then we made a rush trip to the pool.
Brent had dorm night tonight and would only be around for a bit so he supervised from the swim deck today. I actually joined him there most of the time, which was quite relaxing, especially on a cool day when we had the pol to ourselves most of the time.
Right after that, I want to ignore my "grown up" responsibilities and read a book. I remember that B randomly asked for pancakes for breakfast. I don't think we've had special back to school breakfast before because that is crazy, but I make up a "mix" of sorts to quickly throw together in the morning. It features lots of oat meal and oat flour in hopes that they don't starve during the morning. Of course by then I'm on a roll and do most of the chores I was avoiding (dishes, laundry, cleaning up the kitchen...). The house isn't clean by any stretch, but I call it good enough and come to read and blog. Hopefully Brent will be here soon as we'll have an early start tomorrow for the very first day of Kindergarten and Third Grade!
That was a lot of photos. I suspect that as we move back to a school/work schedule the next few days that there will be a lot less, but there will, I'm sure, be back to school pictures tomorrow including drop off and my little lady's first day riding the bus home!