Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I'm a free woman

This little yam fry is in preschool now.

We had signed her up for the preschool on the same campus as Eleanor's elementary school, and I was like SUUUUUPER one stop drop-off this is going to me amazing, but then some legislation re class sizes was passed and all the preschools that were in elementary schools lost their spots because the elementary schools needed the space for their extra classes and I am ALL FOR smaller class sizes but like this legislation was passed last fall and the preschools got the word they were being kicked out IN MAY and omg the panic.

The teachers from the school we had registered for started up their own preschool above our local sushi place, but it required extensive renovations and we weren't sure it was going to be done in time for fall and it they only just finished inspections two weeks ago but HERE WE ARE and this gave me a chance to get Eleanor settled in kindergarten before launching Geneva off on her own.

Shut up with that face, you love it.

She's so excited to have a teacher and wear a backpack and bring a snack, she thinks she's so big. *I* am so excited to have six hours a week to my own self. SO BIG INDEED! But also, still so little.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Busy birds

Well! Hello! Time is flying by. That first week of school was a doozy, and things continue apace. I'm trying this new thing where I put my kids in all the activities they requested (jk Eleanor also wants to be in martial arts and tap dance but I have limits) and then I can pull them out of stuff if we can't hang but so far it's been pretty great! Joel is working a ton, so it's nice to have like a dance class or something to go to some evenings. Geneva's dance class is in the morning while Eleanor is at school

and I have no First Day of Dance photo of Eleanor because THAT WAS MY SOLE ERROR in that first week, I wrote down the day wrong and we missed her class and the receptionist was really shirty to me about it and now I'm always apprehensive about getting the wrong time or room for that class but in lieu please accept this photo of her first day but everyone's second day but also Free Cheeseburger Day at McDonalds.

Both of the squirrels are in soccer

Eleanor's back at gymnastics

and Geneva is taking swimming lessons this month because preschool doesn't start until later (IF AT ALL that is a whole saga into which I will not enter here).

And then there is school. Eleanor is at school EVERY DAY and I LOVE IT because she is a lot of person. So we get breaks from each other and then I like her so much more in the afternoon and she has a lot to tell me about chlorophyll. Geneva is a pretty chill dude when she gets to be lady of the manor, so she and I are enjoying our few months of solitude before I have this baby. Which isn't to say she doesn't MISS ELEANOR.

This happens literally every day.

'Geneva! I'm so glad you're here!'

No end in sight for this.

And sometimes Eleanor let's Geneva carry her backpack home.