School Year Has Begun

It’s already half-way through September, wow! The girls are all in school and love every minute of it. They have been pretty tired near week’s end and I keep trying to put a little earlier bedtime. We have a third grader, first grader, and 4K preschooler, and a baby at home… Tilli.

I’ll start with the baby. Tilli is 12 weeks old and 14 pounds. She’s sleeping through the night and is overall a wonderful puppy. She’s starting to explore the yard a bit more and venture out. I’ve come to realize she will dig to China if I let her. We’ve never had a dog that dug like this before so I’ll have to put a stop to it somehow. She continues to do private training 2x/week and does very well with Suzette.

Elsa is in 4K and has the most amazing teacher. She has lots of friends in school and is adjusting to sharing, sitting quietly, listening, etc. Her afternoons are still spent with me (or a friend), and she has a gymnastics class once/week with a friend. Our afternoons are spent chasing Tilli around and making sure she doesn’t eat shoes or pee in the house.

Gretchen is in 1st grade and is having a blast. I know she’ll learn so much this year and grow a lot too. She is doing gymnastics and just joined a pre-competitive swim team. She got out of the water last night and said it was the BEST day ever (having swam for the last 45 minutes). I always knew she was the water baby and would thrive in the pool. I really think this is going to be good therapy and a good sport for  her.

Charlotte is in 3rd grade and has had a hard time adjusting to the responsibilities that come with the grade. Slowly I am helping her to be a lot more responsible. She still plays piano once per week, it’s wonderful to listen to her music. She is also a giraffe in our school’s first musical, Lion King Jr. The concert is going to be amazing, I’ve already had teary eyes during practice.


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