Friday, September 19, 2008

Catching Up

Well, I'm taking a break right now. I got quite a bit done while Emily was in pre-school today. I was able to quickly do my morning routine (compared to other days) and make a trip to the grocery store.

I have to admit that I love the little bit of free time I get when she's at school. I've been real good so far and have not squandered my time. She goes to school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for three hours. I think it's perfect for her and for me. She gets to have new play adventures and gets practice at being in a school structure with the rules and social setting. I get a little free time to slow down just for a bit and not have my brain split in so many directions.

So far, Emily just loves going to school. She gets so excited that she forgets to tell me bye when I drop her off at her class. After I sign her in, I take a quick peek in the classroom to tell her goodbye again and she's just so busy doing her thing. I'm glad she doesn't have any separation anxiety. I had a tough time with Kathryn & Ryan. Until a couple weeks into it, they would cry or just give me that quivering lip that would break my heart.

Kathryn scored her first ever goal in soccer last weekend. This is her fourth season playing, I think, so it's been a long wait for that first one. The grin on her face was priceless. I wish I would have had my camera, but of course, I didn't. I desperately need to upload pictures. Mini vacation shots, game shots, and first day of school shots are still waiting in the camera.

Tonight we're heading out to a spaghetti dinner at the older kids' school. It should be a fun event. Aside from a delicious dinner, there will be raffles and a movie . I hope I can stay awake. I've been waking up around 5:45 every morning to start the day so, of course, I get sleepy earlier.

Tomorrow will be a tiring day. We have three games!! Emily has a soccer game at 12:00. Kathryn's game is at 3:00 and Ryan has one at 6:30. I'm thinking of keeping Ryan home from Kathryn's game so he can rest before his. I think it will be a little too much. Oh yeah, I have to provide snacks for two of the games. I'm getting tired thinking of all this. Maybe, if I remember, I'll take some pictures throughout the day and make a post. I don't know. I tell ya, I'm tired thinking about tomorrow.

Well, I don't have time to be tired right now. I'm off to pick up Kathryn & Ryan from school.

Blessings to everyone!


Tracy said...

Alex will be starting pre school in January (I can hardly wait!!) I think it will be good for him and good for me as well:)

Julieann said...

Lisa---I love what you said in this post *I don't have time to be tired right now* Can I borrow that?

Yay on Kathryn scoring her first goal---I know having children in soccor is so time consuming. What a great mom you are!

I am so glad your little one likes preschool, how fun:)

Happy Saturday, Lisa!


SuzyQ said...

Emmy loves playing soccor or "football" as we call it, too and is in a team at school!
Well done Kathryn for scoring her first goal already!!!
I'm glad that Emily likes her preschool too that's wonderful.
Hope you're having a great weekend :0)

Laura said...

Take pictures.
Soccer Mom Post.
Do it.
It'll be great.

SuzyQ said...

By the Way there is an award waiting for you over at my place

Kimberly at Echowood said...

Wow, Lisa, you are really, really busy! I'm in sympathy with the up at 5:45 a.m. thing---that's what I'm doing these days, too. But my kids are not all in sports. Hope you managed that crazy-busy day okay. Have a great weekend!