Tuesday, August 23, 2011

As TD would say, "My eyes are burning." I'm tired! Getting up at 6:00 am is for morning people and the birds, both of which I’m obviously not! All three of my amazing children started school this week. All at different times, all at different places. This is going to take some getting used to!

Jacob's day starts at 6:15. He has to be on campus by 7:25 and it takes him longer than most women to get himself together in the morning! He was nervous about starting Leon High School, with a head count of around 1,000 kids and three stories of classrooms. Jacob's first day went fairly well, so he said. He was embarrased that he went into the wrong class during the wrong period and didn't know it until his name wasn't called on the roll. We told him he wasn't the only freshman (Oh my gosh, I have a high school freshman! Man, I'm getting old!) who did that yesterday, but I don’t know that our encouraging words helped any! Leon is the oldest accredited high school in the state of Florida and I have been told it is an awesome place to attend and learn. I guess we’ll get to form our own opinion over the next few years. When I picked Jacob up today at 2:00 he was in much better spirits and seemed to be in a good mood. He only complained about the heat today, saying he was, "just hot!"


Brie gets to sleep in until 8:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (on Tuesdays and Thursdays she has to get up a little earlier so Gavin can get to school by 9:00) and she is very happy to be at the very top of the food chain at Elizabeth Cobb Middle School. She is officially a superior 8th grader. She came home yesterday very pleased with her schedule, except for getting PE again when she thought she would be taking Art. I spoke with the assistant principle this morning and got that changed. I haven't had a chance to talk to her yet, but I hope she likes her new art class. I am expecting great things from Brie this year. Her teachers are too! She was placed in three high school credit classes, Algebra I, Physical Science, and Spanish II. Say a prayer for my baby girl!! Looking at her first day of school pictures, she isn't much of a baby anymore… Deep breath, exhale! I know she can do it... especially if she learns to put even half of the effort towards school that she puts in to her social life! I will be off to pick her up soon - she gets out at 3:50.

1st Day of Pre School!!!
And our littlest one was a BIG boy today and went to his first Preschool class! I am very proud to announce that neither Gavin nor I cried (don’t be fooled, tears were definitely on the radar, but I held them back)! His teacher gave him a bucket of cars as soon as we walked in and he was very happy. I guess Gavin and I spilled all our tears at MOPS/Moppets last year. TD and I went to orientation and hoped for the best, opting not to stop by a final time before leaving Killearn campus. When I went to pick him up at noon I was so excited to see him. I was thrilled that he was excited to see me too! As soon as he saw me he gave me a huge hug and said, "I worried about you Mommy!" My heart melted. He laid his head on my shoulder and didn't let go. It was a "sweetest" moment for me. For those of you who have spent a decent amount of time with Gavin, you know that he’s funny about his clothes. G wakes up and gets dressed, changes his clothes after playtime, then again after lunch (before nap) and then gets new shorts after nap. And that’s just on a “normal” day! He likes to change his clothes if they get dirty, or wet, or paint on them, or dust, or if they’re the wrong color for the moment, etc. He also likes to pick out several different pairs of "underwears" throughout the day. And anytime I open any of Gavin's drawers, like to put clothes away or to just get shorts, he has to change all of his clothes. Honestly, sometimes he’ll just stay in his undies most of the afternoon and into the night until he changes into pajamas before bed so I dont have to wash an entire load of his clothes on a daily basis! It can be a bit exhausting at times, but today I found it incredibly hilarious! After my hug, Gavin's teacher said he had a great day and that I over-packed his snacks. She tells me what I should pack going forward and I go on to ask her why Gavin has on his extra pair of clothes. I was wondering if G had an accident, but he rarely has potty accidents, so I was very curious as to what could have happened. Gavin's teacher tells me that after playground time, G came into the classroom a bit sweaty, proceeded to strip down to his underwear and wanted to stay that way the rest of the morning! Ha! I can just see him reasoning with her! She convinced him to put on dry, clean clothes and they talked about having to wear clothes at school!! He's too funny. I'm glad I have a funny story to share with him about his first day of preschool when he gets older. I asked him if he wanted to go back on Thursday and he said yes. He said he had fun and he liked it. My big two year old! 

So we are all adjusting and looking forward to a great school year. I'm a lucky mommy with three awesome kids (and an amazing hubby too. TD, Thanks for going with us this morning!)!


(I promise to write an update about NIH soon, but this is what I wanted to write about today :) )

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