The kids have been back in school for about a month and a half. Our Summer was the usual busy, fly by type, with a little pregnancy exhaustion sprinkled in. It has been nice to be back in our routine.
Wally started Middle School this year. Sixth grade. I have been holding my breath for the past month and a half waiting to see how he settles in to things. Change is hard. Learning a new routine, lockers, 8 periods a day, and every day after school cross country practice makes it that change a LOT! He has done really well so far. He does not love cross country. It is weird having him gone so long every day, and I worry about that. He is good at it though. It is also important to keep Wally busy, and to a large extent, forced to work outside his comfort zone.
This kid is quick! He comes in in the top ten in nearly every meet! His coach wants him to run the two mile with the eight graders in regionals! We will just have to cross our fingers a new baby and the regional meet do not intersect!
Will is in 4th grade. He is the same social, friend loving guy he has always been. Every day after school there is a master coordination plan he puts into action to get time with all of his friends fit in during the week. It requires a lot of confusing phone conversations, rushed piano practice, and picking up and dropping off. At 36 1/2 weeks pregnant, it is exhausting for me.
Georgia is in 2nd Grade. She has the same teacher Wally had. She is a great teacher. Georgia is doing well. She is getting to the age where she is also all about friends. She has really taken to 2nd Grade. It is good to see her thriving!
Walker started pre-school. He goes four days a week. He LOVES to go to school! He goes to a private Lutheran school. He told us that they are nice there, and don't worry, because they know about all the Jesus people! I am impressed with how much he is learning! They are working the 5 year old class pretty hard to get them ready for Kindergarten, and it is awesome!
The school year is already chugging along at a quick pace! Now we are getting ready for baby to make her entrance. According to my doctor, it will be sooner than later! I need a bit more time than she is giving me, as she is predicting an early delivery within the WEEK! What?! I told her I feel like I have two more weeks in me. She said, "Maybe, give it your best try!" Holy cow! Where have the past 36 weeks gone?!
I had to edit this post to add the photo I took of Walker in front of his school on his first day. He started a couple weeks after the other kids.