Grace’s First Day of School and Other Things

So, last week was Joe’s birthday. The kids get so excited that it makes it really fun to celebrate. Grace (of her own accord) kept making little cards and pictures to present to Joe for his birthday–and great was her wrath if Sophie even considered breathing on them. Luckily, Joe is easy to please, and was happy with some minimal decorating and his requested dinner and lava cakes plus ice cream combo. 

Grace also selected this card for her dad’s birthday:
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On the inside, the card even had a sparkly crown with Minnie Mouse ears to punch out for the birthday girl boy to wear.

In other news, Grace officially started preschool. She’s going every day for half days (our Catholic school option is either full or half days, 5 days/week) and is loving it. She didn’t really understand why she had to wear a uniform, but cheerfully puts in on every morning. Maybe it helped when she saw all the other kids at school wearing theirs? She also was so prepared the first day that she got Sophie’s and my shoes ready along with her own.
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When I walked her to her classroom, not even the bawling kid (you could hear him outside) phased her. She hung up her backpack, turned and waved to me and that was it. Quite the opposite of clingy little sister who is currently insisting on sitting on my lap. At any rate, she had fun, and generally the first thing she tells me when I pick her up is what snack they had. Definitely her mother’s daughter in that regard. I asked her the first day if she was sad that Sophie and I weren’t there, and she said, “No, Mom. I had friends to play with.” Yesterday, apropos nothing, she volunteered, “I didn’t miss you at school. I had fun,” thus solidifying my role as the unfun parent.

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(excitement + a photobomber)

And Labor Day weekend. Since our summer was crazy and our fall weekends are quickly filling up, it was nice to have nothing big on our agenda except hanging out and catching up on things around the house. We blew Grace’s mind by eating AT the pizza place and Soph discovered that she can now reach the giant holy water font at church, which provided her with some serious entertainment after Mass. Basically, the weekend was all kinds of boring to write about and awesome to live.

5 Responses to "Grace’s First Day of School and Other Things"

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  1. Jacqui

    September 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Ha! I love the card.

    My mom tells me that I shed not a single tear when I went to preschool. She said I was so ready to leave her. Which as a mother I now find a little sad.

    Here’s to boring weekends. They’re my favorite.

  2. Ellen Johnson

    September 4, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Grace reminds me of SK, very much the strong willed, bossy-pants, independent first born. It’s lots of fun, isn’t it? 😉

  3. Lisa

    September 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Aw,she looks so cute in her uniform!

  4. Sweller

    September 4, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Bahahaha! My mom got me the same card for my 30th bday!

  5. Jamie

    September 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, Sophie looks so much like Grace!! So glad for you that there were no tears!!


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