August 28, 2008

Gearing up...

Although Chris and Emma don't officially start school until after Labor day, it's been a week of gearing up for school. Chris has been back at his school in work meetings and Josie has been attending her daycare all day. I'm happy to report that she is making HUGE improvements. She isn't as tearful when she gets dropped-off and she's been eating and interacting with the other toddlers. Her sleep schedule is still hit or miss at night. Some nights she sleeps straight through, other nights we're up with screaming and crying episodes that can go on for hours...big yawn. On the nights that she's out of sorts, we're back to co-sleeping (not Mommy's favorite choice) but I'm in survival mode with my crazy schedule at the University.

Emma had her 5th grade school pictures and open house yesterday. It's going to be a busy year of juggling school, religious education classes, soccer practice/games and the normal chaos of packing lunches and completing homework. Despite my anxiety of managing everything, Emma's excited about school start-up. She even has several of her friends in the same classroom this year.

Happy Labor day weekend, everyone! I'm hoping to catch up on some much needed sleep.


Nikki said...

Happy Labor Day Weekend Kenwards!
We've been in school for 3 weeks already >:\
Glad to hear Josie's doing much better at daycare--what a huge relief for you guys.
Hoping the sleep issues resolve themselves.....soon!

The Young's said...

Wow...hard to believe school is back in, huh?!?! SO GLAD that Josie is doing so well with daycare!!!! Im sure that as she continues to exhaust herself at school that she will begin to sleep better and better!!!! I just KNOW IT!!!! :)

Hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL Labor Day weekend!!! Bless you guys!!

Steffie B. said...

have a wonderful weekend....I hope things will fall into place after LD weekend and everyone will get into the routine.

No news yet......except for you know who's! lol

Mike and Barb said...

I wish you lots of that needed sleep! I'm just excited about three days with no soccer practice :-))
Glad to hear that Josie is adjusting, and I hope that she will continue to do so!
Have a wonderful and restful weekend!
Love, Barb

Robin Miller said...

Hi, Kim! I've been thinking about you guys over these last 2 weeks. I was in meetings all last week and busy preparing for my school year and our school year officially began on Monday, the 25th. Gracie has done much better than expected---only a few tears and just a little clingy. She has actually slept better these past couple of weeks, although I must admit that we too have spent many nights co-sleeping. Hey, whatever it takes! Please know that I'm praying for you guys as you transition into this unchartered territory for Josie.

Caroline said...

It seems we are the last to get into the school mode out here in Virginia. The boys start back next Thursday and the girls the following week. In the meantime we are celebrating Ethan's 7th birthday tomorrow. The waterslide was just delivered. It covers up the dumpster! Have a great long weekend! Enjoy school Miss Emma and Miss Josie. xo, Caroline

Oatsvall Team said...

we can so relate to the sleeping habits day I am sure we will look back and think about how young all this up in the middle of the nights has made us

I will pray she continues to make progress in going to day care ...