We had the first day of school here yesterday. For the most part things went well. It was a little hectic getting out the door in the morning, but that was mainly because we have friends visiting right now. Hopefully by the end of the week, we will be back into our routine, and not rushing so much :) My 9 year old likes his teacher, and has a few friends in his class, so that is promising. He is a little bummed that all of his really good friends are in other classes, but I am sure it will all work out OK in the end. The biggest thing for me is to get back into the swing of making a lunch for him! It might be time to get him involved, and have him help pack it each day
We had my 9 year olds birthday party with his friends yesterday. Nothing like letting 8 third grade boys loose in an ice cream shop. They had such a great time. They were able to make homemade ice cream, sample a few different kinds, decorate t-shirts, and have a special ice cream cake. At least the party ended at 5:00, so the sugar high had time to wear off before bed time. Eating an actual dinner, now that I can not make any promises on. If you live near a Ben & Jerry’s, I definitely suggest you check it out. Something different and fun for the kids to do. Plus, you don’t have to worry about them running crazy around your house!