First day out of the gates was GO, GO, GO and the homework has been more than poor Big J has seen in 5+ years and it hasn't slowed down an ounce. It didn't help that for the first time since June that our area had actual summer weather for a change. We mistakenly spent Monday after school in the pool (really a bird bath for Big J) instead of getting started on the mountains of paperwork I had to fill out and the chapters of homework that needed to be completed. Needless to say our first night was a night full of lots Geometry and Biology. The cool thing though is that Big J likes all of his teachers and is looking forward to a busy year and that makes for a happy momma!
Funny thing for me is that within five days of school, I have actually gotten more done than I did in the two plus months of summer vacation! I guess with my days starting at the crack of dawn again I'm able to squeeze in more on my to-do list...go figure! I am finally getting my adirondack chairs painted red, wedding pictures sent to my sister (love you girl!), gardening, writing letters, spray painting letters :), and tackling those pesky small jobs that bug me! Gotta love a focused mommy brain!
Slowly our schedules have been changing and the cricket is going to have to be up before her summer sleep in time of 8:30 because the car pool leaves the station at 6:55 and we can't be late! :) And nap time is now having to be switched from P.M. to A.M. so that we're back up at school by the time that last bell rings. Oh the joys of having a big and a little, little! So far it's been pretty smooth but I'm still trying to get used to the fact that I can't stay up until 1am anymore!
We managed to get a quick trip to the aquarium in this week and spend some time with the crickets grandparents and uncle (love you guys!!) and little Miss J got to finally wear her aquarium dress for the first time! I unfortunately lost my mommy brain while trying to get out the door that day and left my glasses on the hood of my truck and got to watch them float up and away as I was getting on the freeway. Oh I was a wee bit sad. I quickly turned around and went home to get a spare pair and the entire time I was praying that my beloved specs would be sitting by the side of the road waiting for me...ummm nope they were in a million pieces. C'est la vie!
Overall it's been a great week, minus the random guy who walked up to our table at Phil's the other night and took pictures of the cricket with his cell phone and no he didn't ask. It was a bit, well more than a bit creepy and really pissed me off...it wasn't okay. I'm moving on from it and looking at the weekend ahead. It is of course filled to the rim as we (well really Mike) finishes the play house since we're having a house warming party for the cricket and her new abode in a few weeks. Love me a good party! Of course there is homework in there somewhere and trying to help the boy get over his pity party that summer is gone for now. Or is it me that is wishing that summer was still here?? Naw...I'm moving on to the year ahead and all life's to bring!