Thursday, August 18, 2011


Showing off school clothes: Julia can wear this "field trip" shirt on Wednesdays.

A picture of Audrey is required if I take a picture of Julia.

If you'll remember, awhile back I started a 1,000 Blessings list for myself and vowed to list no less than 10 blessings a week. I've really been slacking lately on the blessings and on blogging in general. Perhaps with school back in session I'll get back into a blessings/blogging routine.

251. Julia enjoying her first few days of school. She hasn't cried at all.
252. My school day tears not occuring until after dropping Julia off. I didn't cry the first day, but I cried the next 2 days at drop off and a couple of days at pick up too.
253. Audrey having NO PROBLEMS going into her preschool class. We were a little concerned because at preschool orientation all she would do was sit in the rocking chair in her class, rock back and forth, repeating "I don't like my new friends. I don't like my new friends." She's been just fine with her new teacher and new friends.
254. Audrey enjoying waiting in the carline at school. Julia's school gets out at 2:45. I'd heard (and have now experienced) that the carline can be LONG, so this week we have gotten there extra early (2:05-2:10) in order to be towards the front of the line. Despite the blazing heat, I turn the car off, roll down the windows, and allow Audrey to climb up front with me. She gets the biggest kick out of sitting in the front seat! We make sure to bring along ice water, crayons/color sheets, and a snack.

255. "Up Daddy home day" is today, and Audrey gets Mommy and Daddy all to herself! Daddy has played barbies and now Audrey is watching Snow White. We haven't watched Snow White in a long time because Julia insists she's terrified of the mean Queen. Audrey's enjoying not having to share parental attention for a little while!
256. A not too strict "resttime" for Julia. Julia has learned alot this week. Each day she's telling me the backstory of one of her classmates. I have since learned that this information is mostly exchanged during the 40 minutes long rest time. If pure quiet was required, we'd be getting alot of notes home!
257. The excitement of "homework." Starting Tuesday this week, we have an assignment every day but Friday. The first night of homework (pictured below) was to write her first name 3 times and to draw a picture of herself.

258. A yummy french toast breakfast with Matt and Audrey (I did make eggs for Julia before she left). Audrey wouldn't eat any french toast, but that just means I have leftovers for Julia to have breakfast for lunch at school tomorrow. Any other ideas for lunches? I'd like to steer clear of the peanut butter/turkey sandwich rut!
259. Insider reports on Julia. A teenager we know well from church, Breanna, comes to the Elementary school in the afternoons. Breanna has been helping inside with the kids waiting for the carline. She said that most of the Kindergartners don't know their names, especially not their last name. (I find this weird... 5 year old should know their name!) The teachers and aides have to go up and down the hallway reading name tags as the carline names get called in from the walkie talkie because just calling out the names gets them nowhere. Breanna reported to us Tuesday night that when the call came in for "Bowman. Julia Bowman" Julia raised her hand and said "I'm Bowman." Matt finds this funny that she's already referring to herself as just "Bowman." I find this funny because while Julia knows her name, the school does not. It apparently was put into the computer wrong because her name is on everything as "Bowan"
260. Fun packages received in the mail. We now have 2 Rapunzel wigs in our home. Thanks, Mammy.


  1. Vickie "Bowman" C.August 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Laughing out loud at Julia saying, "I'm Bowman"! Happy that she is having a good week!

  2. Well, there have been days I would like to rock in my seat and say "I don't like my new friends, I don't like my new friends..." good for you that she changed her mind =)