Friday, August 21, 2009

I am alive

Okay, so I have let my blog down. I haven't been here. You know it and I know it. The thing is, well I do so much in less than 140 characters who can think after that?

But alas I attempt to try again.

Yesterday Diego started Kindergarten and Siobhan started 2nd grade at a new school. Our Catholic school informed us over the summer that they would not reopen. Not enough enrollment. There were a lot of tears (and not just from Siobhan) because we really loved that school. The Principal, office staff, teachers and all the families were great. It was like a big family. K-8 and only 170 some students.

So they are attending the public school right outside of our neighborhood. It wasn't our first choice, but... The bonus is Carol (Eric's mom) is about 6 or 7 houses away from the school (she is half a mile from our house) and she can take Diego (he starts at 10:32) and pick them both us. I prefer that over daycare.

They also wear uniforms. I don't like that. At least the one's at the Catholic school are cute and different. These are just khaki or blue. Boring. But they CAN wear jeans and any closed toes shoes. It was so difficult to find shoes with no other color than black or white.

So, we will try it and see. I shall join the PTA at this school as well. I know it won't be the same, nothing could be, but we will get through it.

I am off to drop off Siobhan. Bonus that Diego can sleep in since he doesn't have to be there for TWO more hours.

Check back as I will do my best to blog.


Stephanie said...

Welcome back. :-)

Di said...

Thank you! It is good to be back. Yours is the only blog I still check everyday!

Julie said...

welcome back! I did'nt know they decided to code the school. It will be cheaper and way more convient. Sounds like a good deal all around.

Di said...

See I am not sure I agree. If you have to buy a certain color of coloring you are limited. Also, you have to make sure it is clean. If they can wear what they want (which I STILL have to buy anyway because they aren't always in school) I can look for sales and they can wear what they already own.