Caden continues to amaze me with how well he has adjusted. No tears at school yet! Gia and I did a koala puzzle with him before heading out. Lily just pops right in!
I packed coloring books and crayons in the stroller for Gia so we headed to George Street this morning for a coffee - which turned into a veggie omelet for me (my stomach is still not recovered from this bug, so I am in search of my familiar pre-Oz diet to help get back to normal) and the largest piece of carrot cake ever for Gia! Gia managed to eat the frosting only so we took the frosting-less cake with us.
We realized that we uncovered a whole underworld of mommy's here on George Street. They start with a coffee and then meet up at the play area. Gia and I are working hard to break-in - kind of. I am still enjoying the anonymity that comes with moving somewhere new - although it is funny how often I run into my running pals Rachel and Rom. I am talking like 3 times a day.
|Gia, owning the street - shoe-less of course and wearing a coat only after serious negotiation.|
We stayed at the play set enjoying the sunny morning until 11:30 before returning home. Gia devoured a kiwi, which she proudly cut herself, and then we read books until she napped. And yes, I recognize it is a pretty good schedule. I just finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed this week and Lean In by another Sheryl Sandberg last week. Interesting contrasts!
We packed a snack of strawberries and their mint cookies - think Girl Scout Thin Mints with an Andes Mint on top covered in chocolate - for Lily and Caden and headed up in a light rain to pick them up. I had a chance to meet Lily's Monday teacher, Ms. Nicola. In Lily's class she has Mrs. Millie Taylor Tu-Fri and Ms. Nicola Vinicombe on Mondays. Caden has Mrs. Jeanette Howart three days and Mrs. Nicola Sparks (no relation to Nicholas Sparks :) the other two. Apparently the norm for the teachers to work part-time. Seems like a good way to give the kids exposure to differing styles, and the teachers a less demanding schedule.
Caden had quite a story today at pickup as to why he had a bandaged knee. Apparently a little girl was trying to pull him somewhere to "marry" a girl who she said was pretty, but Caden didn't think she was pretty - although he swore he didn't say it aloud. Gasp! The highlight of his day was a little obstacle course they had set up.
|Out little 'ladies man'.|
Lily's highlight was practicing her upcoming 'assembly' where she will play a baby anteater that is upset about deforestation. We are working on a costume from old toilet paper tubes, a juice cap and tissue paper. Show is Friday, so we will post pics then.