Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's WAY Too Quiet Around Here (I Love It!)

I should totally be doing Thrillionaires contracts or something boring like that, but today is my first REAL quiet time since May and so I am taking it all in. I got to eat leftover Massaman curry with my friend Tivo and it was magical. Except for the part when the show I was watching made me uncomfortable. But that's another story. Anyway, so yes, my kids started school today. Here they are:


Mila is wearing pretty much the only two new things that I let her pick out: her pink Converse and that Old Navy t-shirt. You may think I'm a mean mom, but the girl doesn't grow, bless her heart, and so I'm not buying new clothes when she has 400 shirts in her drawer that fit her, size 6x or no. And Ethan has nothing new on--he could care less and he has more clothes than anyone in the house due to hand-me-downs from my friend's son and my brother. Call me crazy, but I call me practical.

I made whole wheat crepes in honor of Ethan starting the French immersion program today. Well, I actually didn't do that on purpose at all, I made crepes because my kids love them and I was out of white flour so I had to use whole wheat. I just remembered halfway through eating them about the French thing. Whatev. Still counts in hindsight.

Ethan was super nervous about only hearing French for half the day and so I tried to role play what it might be like. "Prenez votre papier et ecrivez un A," I said, and then I asked him if he wanted some "jus d'orange." He was not amused one bit. I think I made it worse. Why did I sign him up for this French thing again? I don't know, I'll give you an update in about eight months. Or maybe 20 minutes, when I go to pick him up and he yells at me.

Mila was super excited for school, of course. That girl is a ball of sunshine and joy and I told her teacher that very thing at back to school night. Best student ever. So, I'm expecting glowing girl and fuming boy, and in the meantime, enjoy this awesome picture of Ethan and the twins at the Squaw Peak overlook after our camping adventure last Saturday. Note to self: toddlers are very, very bad at sleeping in tents. Must not repeat.

9 comments:

Michelle Walker said...

Maybe that's how I can spin the whole no-new-clothes-for-school-because-we're-broke, thing. my kids don't grow either! I'm jealous that Ethan gets to half-day French--that's awesome!

Mom n Pop Wilson said...

Love those pink sneakers. Hope the first day was a good one!

Annette said...

I am so showing Jenna this post. She hasn't grown either and has a bunch of clothes that fit her still. I am also practical. Megan is a different story. She's now taller and bigger than Jenna!

Kristen said...

Yeah, those twins have naughty written all over their face. My last camping trip with Gunnar resulted in me "sleeping" in the car with him so everyone else could sleep. Really it was just me holding him trying not to move a muscle while he slept on my chest. So not fun.
I was just thinking that same thing about Lily. I realized that I did not have a new birthday or back to school outfit for her, and I didn't really want to buy anything because she has a bazillion 3 and 4T things that fit.

Shawn said...

Lucky you----you made it! Enjoy only having two!

Love the pics---still getting teary eyed every time I see those little twins----sigh...

Jenni said...

Hooray for school!!! So Ethan is doing French immersion? WOW! That's cool! Mila has always been the picture of a perfect student in my mind...they are both just adorable! Can't wait for all the kids to play in a few weeks!

Hannah S said...

Good for you being practical. I always feel obligated to buy my kids new wardrobes near their birthdays, whether they need them or not. Then I feel guilty and return them.
Anyway, where is the French immersion program? My son will start kindergarten next year and right now we live in the Wasatch elem area with the Chinese immersion program, but I prefer French. I hadn't realized Utah had one. Which school offers it? Thanks.

Jodi said...

Wow! They have French and Chinese immersion now? I was in Spanish immersion all through elementary school. It was all Spanish, all day. I remember two weeks in to first grade the teacher finally spoke English. I've always been glad my parents put me in it!

Betina said...

Squaw peak... isnt' that where everyone goes to make out after a lame date of Hogi Yogi?

I just heard that somewhere. I don't know.