I always told myself that once Nola went off to Kindergarten, I would be ready to get pregnant with a third baby. And while I still think of myself as a planner, I’ve realized over the years that my actions rarely follow the carefully thought out plan in my head.
Nola started school Kindergarten today, and Piper the 2nd grade.
My third child will soon be three, my fourth child just turned seven months. Obviously, family planning is not something I excel at.
But nonetheless, all of us have been counting sleeps, nervously waiting for the first day of school to finally arrive. We’re starting a new school, and while I’m wildly anxious about it, I know the girls will do great. Everything will be fresh and new, all the way down to the brightly colored mandatory polo’s on their backs and bright white sneakers on their feet.
And while I’m super excited for everything the girls will experience this year, I can’t help but admit I’m pretty pumped myself to get into a new grove at home with just the boys. I want to give Gage some much needed extra attention, particularly in the potty training area. And Paul desperately needs to get on a more consistent nap schedule throughout the day. Having the girls in school from 8-3 will hopefully make these things happen.
So, cheers to new beginnings! We’re going to celebrate with after school fro-yo, and I’m surprising the girls by cooking their favorite meal, Shrimp Pasta by Ina Garten. Ina Garten recipes are saved for special occasions only.
And also, I can totally believe Piper is in second grade, but when the heck did Nola become old enough for real school?
*linking up with my friend, Miss Elane-ous!