Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Thoughts and pics of yesterday...

In our house it was a day of remembering in more than one way yesterday. It happened to be the first day of preschool for Wyndham and Isabella too. Wyndham is repeating preschool- to get more skilled in the areas she still has issues in, and also to stay in therapy more intensely. So, I now have two girls in the same class.
They have been excited for quite some time, and in the top picture, you can see some of that. We practiced using backpacks and tried on some school clothes the night before, and when I asked for a posed picture, these are the faces that I got. I love that it's Bella copying Wyndham here- most of the time it's the other way around.
Then it was off to school for three of my four kids from home Tuesday morning. Let me assure you that it is no small task to get this many little kids to wake up, get fed, get dressed and out the door- especially since we are NOT morning people around here. In fact, if they had preschool classes from say 7-9:45 pm, we'd be the first to sign up!
There were some schedule adjustments made the rest of the day, and Wyndham got a short nap in- which never happens. I figure by about mid-February we'll all finally be adjusted to this schedule. ALmost in time for school to out for the summer again.
It definitely makes me realize that this time of our lives goes by so quickly. Ava is already trying out her backpack and is anxious for her big day to come. Which I know will be here all too soon.


annette said...

Jody, you sure get an early start for the day...

Your kids look so darling and excited. It is wonderful that the two girls get to be together this year. You are such a good mom.

I love when you have pics of them...thanks for sharing your sweet family.


Janna said...

Awww, how cute! Your kids are so adorable. :)

Anonymous said...

drink them in..
time goes by so fast and before you know it they are all grown up..

Amanda said...

We had a similar day yesterday, although it was one to the bus by 8:30 for 1st grade, one to preschool by 9:00 for the first day, and a 2 1/2 year old, 1 week old, and Mommy to Target to kill some time. WHEW! And I agree, by the time we get used to it, it'll be too late! :)

Jenny said...

High five for getting them all up, ready and out! We have been in school for over a month and I am still not quite into the routine yet!

Nothing like the smell of a brand new box of crayons, or the fitting of a new backpack!

Any chance you could *sneak* into preschool and get a picture of the girls sitting next to each other during circle time?

michelle said...

hi jody...thanks for sharing first day moments....what a blessing to have your girls share a class ....

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Jennifer said...

Hey Jody!
Your kids are so cute!! I love that they have the chance to be in class together. I hope they enjoy it.

Carrie said...

They are precious!!! :)

Jenna said...

What cutie pies! Hope they enjoyed every minute of it :)

thanks so much for the sweet note, jody! i loved it (as well as the adorable stationery and nitty.gritty card) :)

have a wonderful night!

shawnna said...

Congrats --
our house is split down the middle Noah and I are both Night owls and Makenna and Heath like to be in bed at a decent time :)

Anonymous said...

Why don't they have a preschool from 7-9:45 at night????? this would work great for me to... I hate the early mornings too, but it is worth it at 11:30 when I pick my 4 years old up and she tell me: "mom I had the best day ever" (even if it is without me :( .. all of your kids are adorable I bet those 2 girls LOVE being in class together!!!!... thank you for making me count my blessings and giving me my daily dose of reality to stop me from throwing a pitty party if things don't go exactly my way, and showing me Life is to short to sweat the small things... thanks for the reminder :)!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering (and you don't have to answer) if Wyndham goes to the ECDD preschool.. well maybe she is too old. We live in MI (Barely) and that is where our son goes.
I've been looking at your blog more and I just have fallen in love with Wyndham. She is a LOVE!
I keep tearing up because you say the things I WANT to say but feel like nobody wants to hear.