Tuesday, September 10, 2013
On the home front, life is good! Both kids love school and love their teachers. I love that they love school so much. The newness of this school year has not worn off yet, so they are still in the happy, "honeymoon" phase. I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that my son is in second grade. That just doesn't seem possible. And my sweet girl is going to be turning five in a couple months. Please stop growing up!!!
We had a sad adjustment to make in our family this week. One of our beloved kitties starting being super naughty (escaping to the outside, marking her territory inside, etc) and we just couldn't keep her anymore. We were so happy that the family we got her from was able to take her back. She is now free to be the outdoor kitty she is born to be. We miss her but we are happy to know that we can see her anytime we want to go visit and that she is happy playing with her brothers and sisters.
Also kind of exciting...I reopened my Etsy shop! Now that I am down to just one job and have less extra curricular commitments, I have time to sew again. I've missed having the shop open. There is such satisfaction in creating something you love and seeing other people love it too. Same feeling as giving the perfect gift. If you are interested in checking out my shop, you can find it here, on Etsy or click the link on the sidebar of my blog.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
We started a new school year today! Zane is in second grade and Claire is in Pre K this year and they are both so excited! They both have super great teachers again this year, which makes school even more fun. Although, Claire would say that painting makes school the most fun. Zane just says he feels older, like a teenager and not like a kid now. I guess that's what happens when you turn 7 and start second grade. :)
I also started back to work today and am happily employed by just one school now. Last week I resigned as a school district employee and am committed full time to the Christian school. I am the secretary there and I love my job! So today, I enjoyed my first day back also.
Besides starting the new school year, both kids have decided to play soccer this fall and have started practices this week. They play in two different age groups and two different teams, so we are very busy! So far, they both really like it and I am glad! Neither one of them have ever shown interest in sports until now. We are eagerly anticipating their first games next weekend. Nana and Papa are coming to visit and staying the night before so we can all attend the games as a family. The day of the games also happens to be Papa's birthday, so we will be celebrating that as well!
Last, but not least, some pictures from the last couple of days.