Whew! It's 10:30am and it's already been a full morning. Today was Will and Sarah's first day of school. They woke up early and we had a great morning. John stuck around a while this morning and went with me to take them to school. Would you believe I didn't even cry one tear? That is a first for me! But, um, tomorrow when Abbey starts, that probably won't be the case. If you ask her what her mommy is going to do when she goes to kindergarten, she'll roll her eyes and tell you that I'm going to cry. So true I'm afraid! So true.
Yesteday we met their teachers and we're just so thankful! I LOVED Will's teacher last year, and Sarah is in her class THIS year. So, so happy about that! Will's teacher this year is great too. And Abbey's seems very nice and just what you'd picture a kindergarten teacher to be. Again, that is huge answer to our prayers! I think we're off to a great start!
I have to leave in a few minutes to take Abbey to get one more immunization. She has to have 2 chicken pox shots, and she's only had one, so we're both going to be really brave and let our favorite nurse give her the shot she needs. Ouch! The only thing I hate worse than seeing a needle inserted into my own skin is seeing one of my babies get a shot. I've promised her she could pick something out at the toy store afterwards...and she's so hyped about that. Sarah reminded Abbey (and me!) a few weeks ago that when she and Will finished their first day of kindergarten, mommy let them pick out a toy ($5 Rescue Hero) and she enlightened Abbey about that "tradition". I'd really forgotten that we did that and really wasn't planning on repeating it, but I think getting a shot deserves something, don't you?
And...have I mentioned we're going camping with some friends this weekend? Should be lots of fun. We really haven't camped since Abbey was a baby, and I don't know if that really qualifies as "camping" because it was 10 miles from our house and I got to sleep with Abbey in our friends' air-conditioned RV. This will be equally fun, but way more rustic. I have to say I'm a little freaked out about bears. We're heading into black bear country, and I'm not sure if our site has a bear box. Just a little nervous about that. Just a little. Actually, we're not even sure about our campsite. The place we had hoped to go was full, and our second choice doesn't take reservations, so our friends are going up after lunch tomorrow to try to secure a spot for us. Should be very interesting, but should be very, very fun! Abbey and I are shopping this afternoon for our food and snacks, and John and I are planning to pack tonight so we can leave tomorrow afternoon. I have SO much to do!