So my kids have started a new school this year. I had a hard time with it the week before school started. Everything was starting up again, school, nursery school, diaper gym, Awana, all the things we were involved with and here we were, strangers in a new town. I kept thinking of everyone back home and how we were missing out on all this stuff. Everything was going on without us there. But you know what, my kids really like their new school. Aaron started Kindergarten this year and his teacher is super nice, he loves it. He kept coming home and telling me that he made a new friend that day, although he couldn't always remember their names. One day he came home and told me he was now friends with every kid in his class. Jamin says he now has 13 (i think it is) friends. A few times when I would walk Aaron to school after lunch, I would see a circle of boys sitting outside playing Beyblade, and Jamin was among them. He just had to buy a Beyblade so he could play with his friends at recess, and so he used his own money to buy one. I can't tell you how happy it made me to see my boy playing outside with his new friends.
We also signed the boys up at an Awana club at a nearby church. They seem to be enjoying that as well. We're still looking for a church to regularly attend. It seems this summer and fall have been busy and we haven't always made it to church on Sunday, but that should change once things slow down a bit and hopefully we'll find a church to call home.
I can't tell you how proud I am of my kids. They have just made this whole moving thing a lot easier. It's still not easy to be away from our family and friends, but knowing my kids are doing good has made it a lot easier than it could have been. They really seem to like it here. And there are a lot of things to like about this town, although I have to remind myself of that when I'm missing home. (or grocery shopping)
And Jamin has been getting 100% on his spelling tests! (big mommy brag moment) So proud! And he joined choir, they practice two noon hours a week and he'll be performing at different events throughout the year. He told me today that he has to learn Latin. Can't wait to hear that!
Aaron's teacher told me the other day that he does talk in Kindergarten. He was so shy when we first met her, and wouldn't say much, but she says he puts his hand up and does actually talk. That kid amazes me. He's always so quiet around other people, not so quiet at home, and he was a late talker. You would think he is super shy, but I've never had a problem leaving him at school, he stayed at Awana no problem and he didn't know anyone. He's not nearly as shy as he looks.
And since I haven't said anything yet about Ethan, only because he hasn't started school yet, I'll tell you what he said one night. It was bed time and so I was in his room tucking him in. I turned to leave the room and said "Good night turkey-lurkey" and his response was "good night Bob"! I laughed and he laughed and so now we sometimes call each other Bob or Bobby! That boy cracks me up!
I just love these boys, they make my life interesting that's for sure!