...and all through the house SiLLiNesS abound! We started a new tradition today. Every year on the day before school starts I will measure the littles to see how they've grown! Hudson is still to squiggly...he was NOT interested in standing there still for even a second.
Verdict says............40 inches!! Actually a hair over 40", but 40 just sounds better, doesn't it? 12 noon: We went to late Mass and then to lunch which meant that by the time we made it home Hudson was E-X-H-A-U-S-T-E-D. He's my cuddle bug and I got to hold him the entire time he napped, I think a little over 2 hours. Sweetest part of my day! I love that little guy!! Dinner was nothing fancy, but in celebration of school starting, Grace's choice: cheesy beefy mac, matchstick carrots with ranch, grapes, and chocolate milk - WOW, what a combination!!??! And just when I thought the littles couldn't get any sillier (it was that kind of a day)...I looked up and saw this...SWOON! 6:45 PM: One bath down...one to go!
7:30 PM: After bath time, the little pumpkin needed to complete a worksheet. Yes, HOMEWORK!!! And yes, even BEFORE school officially started. Her teacher gave us the worksheet during our Parent Orientation a couple of weeks back...and I forgot about it until I was going through her folder filling out the gazillion back to school forms for tomorrow. 7:45 PM: And then in a moment of panic I remembered the OTHER big worksheet/project so we hustled to get her working on it and then Lance & I both vaguely remembered the teacher saying..."by September 1st"...so I'm praying that's right. So while the backpack is packed and clothes are pressed and ready to go, I can tell this new routine is not quite ironed out for us - mainly me - so I better get a bit more organized...and FAST!
But not so fast as to miss this sweet handwriting from my little pumpkin: 8:30 PM: Bedtime!............ 30 minutes later than our goal but we'll get there! Jitters are in full force...hers AND mine. My thoughts keep drifting to
March 10, 2007...to the hours before I had her...the waiting...the anticipation...the excitement...the nervousness...funny how all the same feelings come flooding once again...
8:45 PM: For the first time since she was born, Grace came out of her room saying, "Mama, I can't sleep." My sweet girl - too excited and probably a little nervous too. Another round of kisses and snuggles and she was all tucked in once again.
8:55 PM: Not a peep so I assumed she'd drifted off. I wanted to sneak in and catch a glimpse of my angelic little girl sleeping...on the night before school started...but instead this: What a little stinker!!!
9:20 PM: Finally... Sleep tight my big preschooler girl, sleep tight.