Kid are in school. Halle-freaking-lujah for getting back into routines! Since school only takes us through 6.5 hours of the day, I thought it would be great fun to make myself nuts and sign the kids up for a bunch of activities! The current breakdown looks like this: swim lessons 1x a week (only 7 more to go). Taekwondo 2x a week for both kids - naturally since they're different levels, they go at different times. Track 2x a week for Thing 1 -- at a high school that's about 15-20 minutes drive from here. Ballet for Thing 2 only 1x a week for now, but I'm sure she'd go more often if time allowed! And then Hebrew School for both of them on the weekends too just because we have so much free time. I'm not exactly sure how we're going to squeeze in track meets around the current schedule, but we'll see!!
All these activities of course are just for the kids... I've also taken on quite a few responsibilities in the PTA at school. I'm volunteering weekly at the library. I'm organizing the Class Photo Day for the school, I'm co-chairing the STEM Committee to bring tinkering nights and other science and technology things to school and I'm one of the class moms for W's classroom. Phew.
School... kids are settling in. A few minor bumps the first week, but we're adjusting. I'm happy to report that similar to the meme floating around FB I'm super proud of my daughter for being the one to sit with the new kid at school and make friends. She was so nervous for the first day to not have her bestie with her, but she made two new friends from the first day! Bonus, one of them lives a few doors down the road.
We finished off summer 2016 with a trip to Texas to see my folks. The kids wanted to visit the water park in the neighborhood every day and I'm happy to report we did visit 10 out of the 11 days we were there. Not too bad! Hopefully, it makes the upcoming swim lessons a bit easier knowing they're slightly more comfortable in the water!
Here are the kids getting their wings for the flight down to Texas!
Two pictures of the amazing community pool and splash park!
Of course there were some fun games at Bubbe and Pops' house! Here's our first attempt at Pie Face!
There was even a lost tooth! A baby tooth, don't worry! It took much convincing on my part, but Wren finally pulled it out herself!