Aside from one little blog post about my trip to Chicago, I didn't have a spare moment to get any blogging done this fall or winter, and now here we are at the start of spring! So the least I can do is give a quick look back on the memorable times this fall, with hopefully a winter re-cap to follow at a later date (no promises).
First the kids went back to school...
Seriously, this was a big deal folks, my baby boy started preschool this year!! Not only am I out of the baby phase, I'm also out of the toddler phase - my baby is a preschooler!!
Starting school has been an easy transition for Levi, there have been no tears, he loves his teacher, and he always comes home with a smile on his face. Gavin started kindergarten this year with only a couple days of holding on tight when we left him at school, but nothing like the hard time he had with separation in preschool. Mikayla started Grade 2 this year, the year started off a little bumpy with some playground politics, but that seems to have passed, and she has settled right into things.
I had a birthday this fall, and it didn't even get missed in the shuffle of our busy life. Jan and I were lucky enough to have a date night while the kids all slept over at my parents' place. Then the following day I was surprised by a cake that Jan and the kids made for me.
Another "school first" this fall was Gavin's first field trip...
He and his class took a trip to Butterfield Acres Farm on a beautiful fall day, and I was able to come along as a volunteer with Levi in tow. The class had a pumpkin hunt, decorated the pumpkins, and looked around at animals on the farm.
Of course Halloween happened again this year, but a first for me... I actually dressed up to take the kids door-to-door. I haven't dressed up for Halloween probably since university days (a decade or so ago)
And with that, the post I started back in December is finally done! A very small snippet of Fall 2013, a time I will look back upon one day and say... "how did we survive that?" At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the course I'm taking right now will be done in a few weeks and I'm not registered for anything in Spring/Summer semester! Yippee!!