Weekending – The One Before School Starts

Well, I am coming in late today because it is the first day of school for Zoe. She is starting her last first day in pre-school. That hit me when I was walking out to the parking lot all sad and lonely, and ran into a mom friend who was dropping off and kindly reminded me of that little fact. Zoe has been making comments about being nervous to start back, but when she popped out of bed this morning and squealed with excitement that it was the first day of school. She didn’t eat much for breakfast, so I knew that she was still a little nervous. At drop off, she gave me three hugs and was going in for a fourth when she saw her friend, and went running off after her. Not even a goodbye. So it was an easier drop off for her than me.

I am just glad that parents still get to walk their kids to class as of right now. I like to communicate with the teachers as much as possible to know how she is doing and little bits about her day. I hope that she is having an amazing time!

As I mentioned on Friday, I didn’t get to do a lot of the things I had planned last week. I did manage to take Zoe on a lunch date Friday. She chose her favorite Mexican restaurant, and of course, I said yes! I hope to make this a yearly tradition, going out to lunch to celebrate a new school year.

After we left there, we took some food back to Chris and then headed to Open House to meet her teachers and see her classroom. When we walked in the front door, several of Zoe’s past teachers were standing in the hall and everyone yelled “Zoe!!!!!” when we walked though. Several came running up to her, commenting on how much they missed her, how tall she has grown, how long her hair has gotten, how excited they are that she is back. She was just beaming from all the attention, I know it meant a lot to her. We went up to see her classroom and talk to the teachers for a few minutes and I think we both felt better when we left. The women that work there are truly a blessing.

Saturday we mostly hung around the house. Zoe rode her bike, practiced her hand stands in the yard and made pierogis for lunch. We ordered Moe’s BBQ for dinner, and stayed inside most of the afternoon as a storm rolled through. We did manage to get a long walk in Saturday night after it stopped raining.

Sunday morning we played several board games and had leftover BBQ for lunch. Zoe and I ran to Publix to grab some dinner supplies, and then spent the afternoon outside. I set up the slip n slide and water table for her in the backyard. We also enjoyed some bomb pops.

That evening we had pork medallions, mashed potatoes and lima beans for dinner. Zoe and I had all her stuff packed up and ready to go for school in the morning. She has known for months what her first day outfit was going to be, and she made sure everything was together for that.

And just like that, here we come 4K!

Linking up with Tanya.

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  • Reply laura August 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    She’s so gosh darn cute, and she looks so ready! Also that Mexican and Moe’s – gimme!! I’m so glad y’all are still able to walk in with them- I always liked that time to get to talk to the teachers, too.

  • Reply Joanne August 9, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    I hope she had a wonderful first day back!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 10, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I hope she had a great first day!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 10, 2021 at 10:02 am

    It sounds like Zoe goes to a great school and I hope her first day went well and she has a good school year. I love that she had her first day outfit planned!

  • Reply Kristin August 15, 2021 at 8:26 am

    So glad Zoe is all ready for school and happy about it!

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