Wednesday, September 21, 2011

:: coffee & laura ::

Every Monday and Wednesday, I drop the two oldests off at preschool at 9AM.  For the next 2.5 hours, I park myself at a table in the CG Coffee Co. lobby with my laptop, Liam, and Laura.  While enjoying a hot cup of coffee, Liam plays with the toys while Laura works, I edit photos, and we blissfully chat.  Now, I'm realizing after the first couple of weeks that i need a new schedule for the week in order to get everything done.  I'm afraid I'm going to have to limit my cafe mornings to Mondays only.

The babes are adjusting well to this new school year.  This is Gia's first year in preschool.  She's waited a long time for this!  On her first day, she proudly pranced out, holding up her new bag, and annouced, "Mommy!  I have my own school bag!!"  After 2 years of watching her brother go to preschool, it's finally her turn.  I'm so proud of her.  Her teachers say she is a delight to have in class and doesn't even care for a second that she is away from her mommy.  She participates in everything and is so eager to learn.  She's so secure and independent...sometimes it scares me.  But I'm glad she's having so much fun!  Her teachers say they "LOVE her!"

Aidan is in Pre-K this year.  All previous worries about holding him back from K are gone.  He's so much more suited to his classmates instead of trying to keep up - especially physically and socially.  He loves to read and loves learning, so I'm excited that he has 2 great teachers who have only had good things to say about having Aidan in their class.  He always goes up to class with a smile and a wave to me and doesn't miss me an ounce (at least he doesn't show it...surely he misses me a little...right?).  His favorite part of school right now is recess (!) and he loves making new friends.  He is just so big.  So, so, so big.

Liam is curious about where his brother and sister are, but is content to just be with me.  It's so nice to have a couple of hours with just him.  He's such a fun little guy!

Happy Fall everyone!!  It is now my favorite time of the year!  Time for football, rain (which I love), boots, pumpkins and pumpkin bars!!  I couldn't be happier or more content.