Josie: Loved every second of it. Someone came and read to them and she just thought that was so neat. She had happy faces every day. She did have a big adventure on the first day of school. In the mornings Joe or I will drop her off at school, and in the afternoons she rides the bus to MCDP where Joel and Jolie are at. Well on her first day of school somone put her on the wrong bus. When Joe went to MCDP to pick all 3 of them up, Josie wasn't there. She wasn't the only one put on the wrong bus, and after much traveling back and forth between Coosada Elementary and MCDP, he finally had Josie safe and sound. It never scared her and the funniest thing was that she was amazed that some kids actually got to get off the bus at their houses, ha :) She did wake up Friday morning with a stomach bug. She got sick several times Friday morning so she went to work with me.
Jolie: Was so excited to start back to her classes. She learned her phone number before her first day so she was able to tell Ms. Jessie that she knew it. She was even helping Ms. Jessie with the other kids at her table. They were practicing their writing and she was telling one boy that he was doing a good job, but that wasn't quite it. She told him to keep trying and Ms. Jessie would show them the right way. Ms. Jessie said she was soo cute.
Joel: Is getting adjusted to being somewhere new. He was with Ms. Debbie since he was 6 weeks old, so it has been a little difficult for him when I drop him off. By the time I take Jolie to her classroom and walk back out he has stopped crying. They have bragged and bragged on him on how smart he is and how he is such a bigger helper. He has started telling them when he has dirtied his diaper so they are hoping that potty training will be easy.
With Josie being sick we spent a quiet night in last night (Friday night). We had rice for dinner and watched TV. This morning we continued our lazy streak and didn't get out of our pjs until 1:00 p.m. After Joel woke up from his nap and we had lunch we headed to use Jolie's wonderful birthday present from last year, our Zoo membership. We were so happy it was finally cool enough to use it again.
Paitently waiting to board the train:
Joel giving Mommy some "awwee" while we wait on the train to start.
The monkey was sharing with the ducks. We could have watched for hours:
My favorite bird: Peacocks:
After the Zoo we headed to the Mall. We ate dinner and then we took the kids to the carasoul and Build-A-Bear. Josie made a smurf and named him "Joseph," Jolie made a horse and named him "Bear," and Joel made a dog and named him "Puppy."
After that we headed home. We gave the kids baths and what pjs did they put on -- why their Hyundai shirts in support of Daddy and Aunt Sheila. (Thursday night Other Mama, MeMaw, Paw-Paw, Uncle Quint and I took a tour of the Hyundai plant. It was really neat to know more about where Joe and Sheila work. They had a gift shop and I got the kids shirts for $4.00 a piece. You can't beat that.):
Joel loves his Browning: