It's been a pretty slow week since dance class. The morning after dance class, AC got switched to new class at school. She started the year in a 2 year old/3year old combo class. She was placed in this class because her birthday is only weeks before the cut-off making her months younger, and sometimes more immature, than other classmates. This class consisted of students that had just turned 3 and were about to turn 3. AC was the only student in the class that had been to preschool before. And it was obvious. She was also the only one that was potty-trained. I immediately had reservations about her being in this room. Because of her birthday, she will always be the youngest in her class. And I'm certain that she can handle it even at the preschool level. I want her to be challenged and I just didn't feel it was going to happen in this room. I was afraid she might actually regress to some of the immature behaviors of the younger kids. But I didn't say a word to anyone. I just put it in God's hands and decided that He would do what was best for her. Wouldn't you know that that 2 days later she was moved to the same class she was in during summer camp! I couldn't have been happier. Everyone is three years old and potty-trained. I just know that she is going to thrive with Ms. Rebeca and all the kids in her new class!
Other than that, it's been a typical week. Oh, except for the hysteria (or lack thereof) over Tropical Storm Isaac. It's stressful because some people are completely stressed about it and others aren't worried in the least. What's a first-timer like me to do? I stocked up on water and batteries and charged up the portable DVD players. My neighbors helped close our store shutters yesterday, just in case. It's so dark in the house that it looks like night all day long. So far we've had about an inch of rain. The wind is strong, but not too bad. It's been worse. It is coming in spurts. It will rain for about 20 minutes and be very windy and then for 20 minutes it will be calm. The power has flickered a few times, which means that if it gets bad, we will probably definitely lose power. Ugh. The storm is just reaching us so we have about 24 more hours of stormy weather!
AC and one of her favorite teachers, Ms. Zoe.
A picture of Matilda and AC at Matilda's birthday party.
One of our family pictures on the beach!
We love and miss you all!