Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lil' Update

It's the fourth week of school, and we are settling into a routine, I think. As nervous as I was about getting everyone ready and out the door by 8 am every morning, it has gone surprisingly smoothly. Even with a nursing baby. She usually eats around 6:30 am, and then goes back to sleep until we leave. After I drop Ethan off, we squeeze in a quick feeding in the parking lot. And it works - she is very flexible, most of the time. I am so, so thankful for this!

Ethan's teacher is a gem - just one of the most patient, positive people I've ever met. She adores every student in her class, and is quick to point out the positive aspects of their personalities. And very, very forgiving of their wiggles and tendancy to chat. :) Every time I hear her talk, I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 13, where it says that love "believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things..." A kindergarten teacher is love by definition!

Each week they are focusing on one letter of the alphabet. Last week was the letter G, and Mrs. Jorgensen took the whole class on a walk to G's Custard for a treat! And today Ethan informed me that he had a hamburger for "H" week. Kindergarten snacks have really improved since I went to school!

I have been enjoying my mornings with Simon. Clare usually sleeps the whole time Ethan is at school, so he "helps" with laundry and cleaning, or we read or play together. And sometimes we get out the watercolors, but that is not always a good idea. :)

I feel like I've been able to get to know his heart a little better these last few weeks. It has been a special time, our mornings together.

And Clare is growing like a weed - she is the chubbiest baby we've ever had. Double chin, thunder thighs, and all that. Poor girl! :)


Kari said...

I love chubby babies!
Glad to hear that things are going well. How does Ethan like school so far?
Thanks for the update and sweet pics.

Kelly said...

So sweet! I can't wait to see you guys on Friday! Really looking forward to it!!

Eryn said...

we are getting used to the school routine too! and i am enjoying my time with autumn. i forgot how easy one child could be! not for long though!
so glad things are settling in easily for you.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful picture of little Clare : ) And it sounds like Ethan really likes school - I still remember the Kindergarten Teacher I had at a little school in Edmond, she was so sweet and a jewel. They have quite a lot of patience!
Enjoy your mornings with Si!

jenica said...

Your days are sounding so pleasant.
What a peaceful feeling to have that kind of teacher for Ethan!
We're into the school schedule also and for some reason, my days are just more productive and smoother.

bandanachick said...

So glad things are going well for you! You need to post pictures of Clare's chubbieness...I still think of her as so small and petite!
Love you all!

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