Monday, August 03, 2009
Question Of The Week
OK, so who is sick of California at this point? I know....I know....it's painful trying to act enthusiastic about someone else's vacation photos. You've all been delightful. It's coming to an end....I promise. But, I have to keep posting in order, one day at a time. That way, when I print, it will all make sense. Got it?
In other news....I returned yesterday to a long list of fall to-do's. School registration (we pay for this in KC).....loading the lunch account, paying for the bus (new to us, too!), supplies, a backpack, etc. Luckily, I had just ordered the boys' school shoes from Nordstrom before leaving. Got to LOVE their Half Yearly Sale. I save a fortune.
And, speaking of Jack and shoes and school...we've decided to enroll him in the second semester of Preschool, starting after Christmas. Well, I think we've decided. Meeting with the director this week to discuss further. Lots of factors....potty training (starting next week!), many changes (move, long vacation, etc)....it's looking like it would be better for him to wait. I feel like he's ready in most areas and he's on target developmentally with colors and numbers and shapes....but the social aspects have us concerned. Being fully independent in the bathroom, knowing a classroom structure and such.....it is too much for him, I believe. He has a bit more maturing to do. Just fine in my book....every child at his own pace. Now, if we could just slow Lainey down.
Catechism will start soon, too. You might know this as CCD or Religious Education or School of Religion or something of the like. Every part of the country seems to have a different name. Basically, it's Sunday School for Catholic children. Except it's held on Wednesday. Try to keep up.
And, do you know what all of this school, church, getting-life-in-order business leads us to?! My favorite time of the year.....Fall. August has always translated to pumpkins in my head....not sure why....it makes no sense at all seeing as I was raised in Texas where August is the hottest month of the year. But, it snuck in there and so during August, I'm gearing up for the change. Blake, too. In fact, his words yesterday: "I swear to God, if you ask me to go down to that basement and pull out the pumpkin crap, I'm going to lose it." Lovely, isn't he?
***So.....what's on your list? What do you do to prepare for the upcoming months?