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.


Constance said...

My heart is full and warm and smiling at all of this! Gigi

blackbird said...

I love them so much.
(and Constance too)

trish said...

I have Ethan in all of the activities, too. He says he wants to do them, and he definitely has the energy for it.