Monday, September 8, 2008

New Beginnings

Today was Zac's first day at preschool.

It was fun to see how excited he was to go. He insisted on getting dressed himself (orange and red were NOT my idea!) and didn't even complain when I wanted to brush his hair.

Sam took him this morning for me. I just didn't think I could handle it if he cried when I dropped him off. There were a few tears when they pulled into the parking lot but once they were inside he wiped his eyes and went for it. I'm so proud of him and I know he's going to be very proud of himself when I go and pick him up in another hour and a half.

This is also my first morning with 'free time' in quite a while. I'm not sure I totally know what to do with myself but don't worry about me - I'm sure I'll think of something!

This fall Ana started grade one. She's growing up so fast. She's already gotten on the "I don't like school" kick. I didn't think it would happen quite so soon. It seems some of the older kids she plays with outside are influencing this train of thought so I'm trying to play up the funness of school. She would be so bored if she had to stay home all day! She knows it too.

Did you hear about the mini flood in our basement? Sam was filling up a large rubber maid with water from a hose attached to the sink in the downstairs bathroom. He left it for about 10 minutes and it fell out of the bucket and filled the bathroom with water which then began to seep into the family room and guest bedroom. We sloshed down there for a whole day before I called insurance. Now we're trying to get them to replace the carpet (which they are being resistant to). Our bathroom tile had to be ripped and a number of holes drilled into the drywall so it could all dry adequately. Hopefully this week they'll start putting it all back together again. It's a very good thing that no one regularly uses that bathroom. If you could pray with us that it'll be all settled quickly with full carpet and underlay replacement that would be awesome.

I'll be sure to post pictures of the finished product.