Minus One

Ava started school last week.
She’s been excited and nervous, but enjoying the experience so far.
Love that she asks me to walk her to class every day. The pickup line can be a long wait, but if I arrive 10-15mins before school lets out then we only wait about the same amount of time for her to come out.
Of course I use that time wisely and play on snap chat with Kiah and Samuel…

Her teachers are really nice and friendly.
She enjoys telling us about her day.  Everyone keeps asking how I’m adjusting to not having her with me….the first day was really hard. I was fine until I walked back in the door and realized we were going through the day without her. I cried a little, but I’m very happy and relieved Ava is having a good experience with school.

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We’re minus one and its going to take some getting used to. I’m still not a morning person, but I do feel more productive since we’ve started waking early. I think I need to get up earlier because I don’t feel like I have enough time to myself in the mornings.

I’m hoping our new rhythm will flow with the upcoming season change.
I’ll have to let you know how that goes.

We’ve been going to parks, and hanging out at home over the last several days.

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Thanks to a new homeschool friend we found a homeschool co-op that starts next month. Yay!
Kiah said she really wanted to take an art class, and I was able to find classes for both kids at a very cool art studio…they also start next month. The co-op and art classes run through the school year.

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The girls are interested in Girl Scouts again, so I’m waiting to be contacted about finding troops for them.
I think that’s it for now.
We spent some time at RiverScape this afternoon.
Read and talked about the flood of 1913.
Talked about what life would like over the next couple of weeks once classes started.

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Did some deep thinking while enjoying the scenery…

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The kids have also been on Starfall and Grade Spelling.
I’ve been watching Rizzoli and Isles on Hulu. We watched The Little Prince on Netflix, and have also been watching some of the original Pink Panther episodes.
That’s what we’ve been up to over the last 5-6 days.
Hope all is well with your families!

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3 Replies to “Minus One”

  1. I am happy to hear that she is enjoying experience. 🙂 I am sure it was hard for you, but I am glad you are starting to adjust and have found ways to make the most out of it like enjoying a little more morning time with yourself.

    I also like the new style of the site. The flower header is very inviting.

    1. Hey Latonya!

      Thank you. My plan was to change the header every month, but you know how plans change…

      It’s still hard for me, but seeing how happy she is makes me happy.
      Weekends are even more precious to me now, but I try to have one day where we “do nothing”

  2. Oh, I just love everything about this post. 🙂 Your girl is growing up, and you are doing a fantastic job of being her momma. So hard letting them go. My Daniel will go off to college in Idaho next fall, so I’m enjoying every moment until then. He’s ready, almost, and I think I am, too. We’ll see. 🙂 About early rising…I try to get up an hour before the rest of the household every single day in order to have quiet time for whatever. Planning, knitting, checking email and IG, Bible and prayer time, whatever. xoxo

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