|Flannery modeling her humongous Lala Loopsy book bag.|
Here are a few pics from the first day--our sweet daughter's first day of elementary school! It was a foggy day, as you can see, but isn't the school so cute? They have a great garden, a koi pond, two playgrounds, and there are lots of specials like Spanish and art and music happening all the time, even for kindergarteners--so I think Flannery is going to enjoy all they have to offer. What a nice start to the school year!
|Flanna and me in front of her school -- in the fog!|
|Flanna with her new kindergarten teacher!|
For me, on the other hand, I am feeling like I'm just recovering from a marathon! My colleagues and I trained about a gazillion birth to 5 teachers this summer, doing summer language and literacy institutes up until yesterday. We are now all truly exhausted!
Now, I'm excited to hopefully slow down into a normal routine as schools start back. For the past two days, I've tried not to bring work home at night--which is hard for me because there is always something left to do! But it's been so nice! Flanna and I went to the library, played some board games, watched some cute bible story and nature movies, and snuggled for a good long while before she went to bed. I'm aiming for that to be the norm this school year. Fingers crossed I can keep a good balance of it all!
What are your tricks for balancing work and real life? I'd love to hear!