Sibling Sweetness

by HereWeGoAJen on August 29, 2014

Today, Elizabeth stubbed her toe after school and was crying in the living room. Ryan was in the dining room having his share of the after school snack. I was rocking Elizabeth on the couch when Ryan showed up with the last piece of his doughnut for his big sister, to make her feel better.

Later, Elizabeth negotiated a Lunchable for her dinner. (It wasn’t a hard negotiation, I’m tired.) She and Ryan shared it- she eats the turkey, he eats the crackers, and they share the cheese. Then she split the Oreo down the middle and handed him half.

While I was cleaning up after dinner, Elizabeth ran through the room and smashed into me and the dishwasher. She hurt herself and got a reprimand because I was holding a knife when she ran into me. For the second time that night (who are we kidding- likely the hundredth time that night), she was crying. Her brother came to her rescue, first by climbing up me and hugging her and stroking her, and then by going to get both cars they ride around. He rode his and dragged hers to her, in the hopes that she would play with him and feel better.


Kindergarten Pick Up

by HereWeGoAJen on August 26, 2014

Elizabeth gets out of school at 3:55pm. (I know. It’s soooo late.) Her school is a K-8 school and it’s pretty large. I think there are seven or so kindergarten classes and then distribute that amount of children through all the upper grades as well. Kids can walk home, take the bus, or be picked up. Elizabeth isn’t eligible for the bus and we live too far to walk, so pick up it is. (I don’t know that I would send my kindergartener on a school bus that also contains eighth graders even if she were eligible.) There are a lot of cars in this line. I’ve been experimenting at what time to get here, but so far we haven’t been able to get out in less than an hour. Either I get here lots before school gets out and get in the front(ish) of the line or it takes so long to get to the front. Today I tried getting here a few minutes before school got out (so far I’ve always been a half hour or more early) and I’m all the way around the other side of the building. I clearly either need to be much earlier or much later. This experiment just resulted in me being at the very end of a not moving line. I’m sure it will get faster as the school year goes on but for now, yikes. The kids are called up by number and they aren’t great at that yet (Elizabeth had to be called four times on the second day because she wasn’t paying attention) so I think that will help in a week or two by repetition. In the meantime, Ryan is getting very tired of this hour long car sitting every afternoon.


Moved In

August 25, 2014

Well, all of us and all our stuff now lives in our house. Most of our stuff is still in boxes and still in chaos, but we are getting closer. I found the silverware today, so that’s helpful. I will share pictures of the house at some point but you’ll have to wait until it’s […]

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First (and Second) Day of Kindergarten

August 20, 2014

Elizabeth loved her first day of school. She was pretty nervous in the morning, but Ryan and I went inside with her and waited in the cafeteria with her class until it was time for them to go up to her room. She made friends with the little girl next to her and by the […]

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Moving Upheaval

August 18, 2014

Somehow I have done terrible at posting this summer. Things have just been too unbalanced for me to feel like I have time to sit and write. Which is odd because I have also been bored more often since we still aren’t in our house yet and I have few friends or activities. Anyway! Catch […]

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Betwixt the Two

July 9, 2014

Tonight I took the kids to Panera for dinner. Elizabeth ordered a ham and cheese sandwich (with mayonnaise of course) and Ryan ordered nothing because he can’t talk yet and isn’t tall enough to reach the counter. Ryan was eating my soup using the toothpick from my sandwich (like you do). Elizabeth declared that she […]

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I Know, Right?

July 8, 2014

So, unintentionally long blog break there, huh? Oops. Normally I blog at night and I was too tired with all the move stuff lately. So let’s catch up, shall we? We moved! Halfway, anyway. We moved out of our Atlanta house. We had an offer from an investment company that was nearly our asking price, […]

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June 17, 2014

Let me begin by saying that I understand that things happen and these kinds of things are to be expected. But now I am going to vent. Our house is on the market. So I have to keep it organized, even in the middle of a move while half our stuff is already gone. We […]

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