Isaac started his second year of preschool this week. He has the same teacher Lily had, so we are expecting a great year. There is only one boy from his class last year in the room, so he will need to make some new friends. I anticipate this won’t be too hard for him. Nancy is visiting for the week. She is on one of her east coast visiting tours, where she started in Boston with Jonathan, is now with us in Virginia, and takes the bus tomorrow to NY to spend time with Annie. On this trip she has a travel companion, David Rossi, who arrived last night for a short visit before he continues on to NY. He hasn’t been here in a few years and hasn’t seen Lily and Isaac in over a year, so we are all enjoying his company.
I came home from work last night not feeling well and woke up this morning with a cough, headache, and overall body aches. It seems unfair that I am sick before my children this year. I actually stayed home from work today in hopes I could rest and stop whatever this is from getting any worse. I am keeping my fingers crossed it doesn’t spread through the house.
Lily has her first spelling test tomorrow. I know Nancy has been working on the words with her all week, so let’s hope she has Aunt Karen’s genes for spelling and not mine. Lily also has quite a bit of homework each night – words, writing, math, and reading. It is all supposed to take around 30 minutes, but it is quite a lot to organize and manage. The cadence of the homework stays the same all year, so I am sure we will get into a rhythm as time goes on.
Isaac was not a happy model on his first day of school so it was difficult to capture a picture. Here he is in action – it was the best I could do.