Last week was a huge week in our house. Jonah started Kindergarten and he started playing soccer. Below are pictures from both. Eli started school too, but Rob forgot to take pictures of him. Part of the new school for Jonah is a new routine for our entire family. Jonah starts school so early in the morning that Jonah & I leave the house just as Eli and Addison are about to wake up. Jonah loves loves loves his new school. He's so big and independent. On day 3 we were in car line and there was no one from the school there yet to get him out of the car. I told him that I'd have to go park and walk him in. He was emphatic about walking by himself like he does when there's car line (they walk the children to the gate and then the children walk to their classroom on their own). He demanded that I let him go by himself. So, I walked him to the gate and let him walk to his classroom by himself. Yes, I stood there and watched him walk until I couldn't see him anymore. I just couldn't believe that my baby was walking into school all on his own. He's growing up way too fast for me.
Jonah had his first soccer game yesterday, and it was OK. He really liked the idea of soccer, but wasn't very much into playing. He basically stood there watching everyone else play. He kept coming off of the field to tell us he was tired. I will say that they do practice before the game, so he had a reason to be tired, but it was kind of funny that he didn't quite understand the whole get back on the field thing. It was his very first time playing, so we'll see how it goes. If you're interested in coming to see him play please e-mail me or Rob and we'll be happy to share the schedule (he plays on Sundays).
Having said all of this Eli is having a really hard time with all of the change going on in Jonah's life. He has been needing a little more attention lately, which we are glad to give to him. He really wanted to play soccer with Jonah yesterday, but AYSO doesn't begin for him until next year. I think he misses his brother desperately and has to get used to the new way things are going. Otherwise, he has been his great bubbly personality that makes us laugh all of the time.
Just so you feel like you get a little Addison she's doing great. She started eating solids and doesn't get it yet. She still remains the happiest baby there ever was. We really don't know how an angel like her came to be in our lives, but we are the luckiest people ever.
Jonah with his backpack on and ready to go