Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thus it begins...

Nick started his one week super-intensive class yesterday. It is from 8-4:30 pm everyday, and he was up until 10:30 last night working on homework (with a brief time out for a very short family home evening). Sigh.

I'm not going to lie, it has been nice spending so much time together this summer. Even when he was studying, it was still at a somewhat leisurely pace. I know that the next few years will be hard - that we've been spoiled for the past few years with time - but gosh. It is not fun missing your best friend.

To top it off, Jacob starts kindergarten in two weeks. I can't believe it. I'll be losing another one of my best friends. Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to the time with Sam, but it will be different. Who will ask all of the random questions? Who will keep up a constant chatter?

On the bright side, Jacob is only going to half-day kindergarten. It was something I really struggled with. I really wanted him to go half-days, but then I worried that I was being too selfish, wanting to keep him all to myself. What if he wanted to go the full day? What if it would have been more valuable to him educationally to do it?

Thankfully, the decision was taken out of my hands. When we went to register him last week at school, we found out that a) the full day kindergarten was full and b) it wasn't really a full learning time, it was a half-day with extended care! Woohoo! I can keep Jacob with me a little longer without the guilt.

For now, until school starts for Jacob, we are filling our time with lots of outdoor activities - in hopes that it will help me not miss Nick so much. Yesterday we spent forever at the playground (in between nap times), and we also made yummy brownies for FHE. Today, we went outside in the morning and are planning on hitting the zoo as soon as Sam wakes up. While he takes his afternoon nap, Jacob and I will attempt the Lion House rolls. Tomorrow we will hit up the library.

Hopefully these activities will take the edge of off missing Daddy. Soon we will be into a routine, and everything will work out. For now, we will play and bake ourselves better.

Here are some photos from this morning outside (and yes, Texas friends, Sam is in pants and a light jacket - it is only 60 at 8:30 am).


Anna said...

Welcome, sweet Laura. You are not alone! It is a transition, it has been for me (and continues to be). I miss Greg, too. (and I miss you!)

Sara said...

Let's go do something fun together!

Emma said...

Wow half day kindergarten. We only have full day here! Don't worry the transition is always difficult. The first day of school, even with the non school kids home... the house seems so quiet. Then life picks up, we adjust and wow....

Hilary said...

You're breaking my heart!
A: We should be hanging out.
B: It's a million degrees here...I don't even remember what my jackets look like.

Heather said...

I am jealous of your cool mornings!

Russ said...

I somewhat know what you're feeling with school about to start. I feel like Russ and I are leaving paradise for the lone and dreary world. Dreary is quite adequate for describing it, isn't it?

Anyway, glad to see that life is going well, even through school starting.

Jackets and 60 degrees? Shudder. That sounds freezing. But Russ would love it. : )