Today marked the first day of second grade for Leeann. Titus doesn't start kindergarten until next week, so he and I are hanging out at home today.
The other day I was asking Leeann what kind of things she might want to pack in her lunches so I could put some things on the grocery list. She suggested sandwhiches, fruit, vegetables, love notes, crackers, etc... throwing love notes into the conversation as if it had been as common or expected as your every day food item!
I certainly wasn't going to turn down her simple request, so I made sure to include a napkin love note in with her lunch this morning.
She got water, a banana, a frozen green smoothie (this one had kale, banana, strawberry, peach, blueberries and watermelon in it), a peanut butter roll-up and a chocolate zucchini muffin that she and Titus helped me make yesterday.
After a little bit of a traumatic morning (due in large part to the fact that the kids 'forgot' that I'd told them to eat breakfast while I was in the shower despite the fact that I told them to go do that just before I shut the door), I finally got to Leeann's hair. It ended up being a little messy due to the fact that it had dried a little too much while they finally got around to eating breakfast. But it still turned out cute. We're trying to perfect the side swept fish tail look because Leeann loves side braids and pony tails.
Then after a little more drama trying to get out the door (this time due to the fact that Titus got an owie on the top of his foot and couldn't bare the thought of putting on his socks and shoes or walking to the car) we finally headed to school. Titus and I walked Leeann into her new classroom and took the obligatory first day of school picture at her desk.
(Advice Needed: How long is acceptable as a parent to walk your child into their class and subject them to an embarrassing first day of school picture?)
Then she quickly headed off to get a little before school recess in with her friends.
And just like that, my daughter is in second grade! By this time next week my son will be in kindergarten and I'll be wandering around aimlessly trying to determine my new role in life as a stay-at-home mom with both kids in school.
But as for today, today I have a Lego date with Titus while Leeann is in school. We're trying to rebuild one of his broken fire trucks, which is quite a feat when you have to find teeny tiny specific pieces among his massive amounts of Lego's.
Stay tuned next week for a first day of Kindergarten post, where I will undoubtedly turn into a big blubbery mess about sending my youngest child off to school for the first time... it should be a fun read!