Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Week of Firsts

I'm behind on blogging lately, but it is for good reason. We've had a memorable week in our house, highlighted by the very much anticipated first day of Kindergarten! Elise has done well with the adjustment...probably better than the rest of us. I am still getting the hang of the new routine and perfecting exactly what time is best to leave the house to avoid the worst of the traffic. Our evenings are very full with dinner, shower, looking at Elise's folder together & talking about her day, planning for the next day's lunch, story time, and hopefully working in some free play time before her 8:00 bedtime. We got out of the habit of having a nighttime routine over the summer, and it's a lot to cram into just a few hours. But we're settling in and doing pretty well. I'm a very proud mommy and hopefully we will have a fantastic year. Elise is attending the same elementary school I attended as a child, so it's been neat to walk the halls again.

This one is blurry, but I am posting it anyway, because it's the only one I took of both my loves on their first day of school (darn humidity was fogging my camera lens!).

At school!

In the gym waiting to go to the classroom

Walking to class

In the classroom

Already hard at work (her little sister is helping) :)

I was so focused on Elise's first day that I nearly forgot it was also Jamie's first day teaching at a new school. His week seems to have gone well also. He has a pretty nice schedule, so that is a good thing.

Last but not least - we had our first Danbury football game last night. I wish we had won (would have been a great way to start), but we lost to Louise High School with a score of 0-13. We may have a tough season ahead, but I told Jamie last night that years like this build character and perseverance. We need years like this to remind us to be thankful when we have years like last year. And there is going to be much improvement. I'm proud of our team & coaches, because I know how many hours of hard work have already been devoted and will be devoted over the next few months.

Check out the sweet panther paw...the coaches painted it themselves. Not bad, eh?

Danbury's newest mini-fan :)

Elise & PaPa Wes

Check out the team spirit!

By now you may see a Gumby theme emerging...

We may not have won the game, but what other team can say Snow White, Ariel, Barbie, and Gumby are their fans???

Our coach

To sum up the week, I would say it was hectic, emotional, tiring, productive, exciting...and I'm glad it's over!!

Updated to add the link to an article about last night's game. Click here to read.