The boys had a really good time at their first day of school. Dropping them off was a little traumatic; all four of us left with tears in our eyes. But when I picked them up 3 hours later, they were all smiles and excitedly talked about their new friends and their new playgrounds. Chipmunk's teacher said that he was the leader of the class all day. This surprised me because he is usually the one to hold back and follow the other children. He tends to be very reserved and shy when faced with new experiences. Part of the reason we wanted him to go to this 4-year-old program was to build up some confidence in his social skills before kindergarten. Looks like we're off to a good start!
Of course, I have to include a picture of them before school this morning:
(I thought it was ridiculous that preschoolers have to wear uniforms to school but I think it will really make getting dressed in the morning so much easier.)
So while I was a bit upset after dropping them off, I was so productive during my open 3-hours. I'm not sure if I'll manage to be this productive on my 3 open morning during the week, but it is so nice to have this extra time to run errands without the boys.
One big thing I did get started was some of the paperwork for updating our homestudy. Yes, our homestudy is only good for one year so we need to do an update. Ugh. I didn't realize that updating a homestudy meant that you have to update EVERYTHING (medicals, financials, etc.). I really thought it meant just writing a paragraph saying that nothing had changed since the original along with another visit from our social worker. Oh well. I did make good headway with the new paperwork today though. I think I'll be able to knock most of it out over the next week. Then it's on to updating some of our dossier paperwork. I'm really hoping we get a referral sometime in September so we don't have to redo our entire dossier.
Stu and I are off to St. Louis for a grown-up weekend tomorrow! We're going to a surprise party/weekend for a friend's 30th birthday at the lake. Yeah!! We love our boys but it is always nice to get a weekend away occasionally.