Usually on Friday I share my 5 favorites of the week with you. Well, today I'm rolling just a little different. I'm sharing 5 things...5 things that I just want you to know about my life lately!
#1 My oldest son started kindergarten
Let me tell you, this is not the kindergarten I remember. Kindergarten for me was a half day. I remember we had snack, we played, and I think we might have taken a nap. For Nick, kindergarten is a full day. Snack...yes. Play time...20 minutes of recess. That's it. 20 minutes. He has a computer class once a week. He has homework every night (granted it takes only about 10 minutes to complete but still). He comes home with anywhere from 1-5 papers a day of stuff I need to do or remember! I'm feeling very stressed and I'm not even the one in school! I will say though, so far things are going well! Nick likes his teacher and likes school. What a relief!
|The best part about soccer is the post game Target trip!|
The weekends have been all about soccer. Is it bad that I pray for rain every weekend in the hopes the games will be cancelled? Honestly though, it has been a fun experience coaching and our team has some serious soccer talent!
#3 Field trip time
|Nick's first visit to the apple orchard|
Tuesday is Nick's first field trip as a kindergartner and my first time being a parent chaperone!! All the kindergartens will be visiting a local apple orchard. It seems like the apple orchard is the go-to kindergarten field trip for pretty much every school in the Northeast! I wonder what the go-to field trip is for southerners?? Tell me if you know!
#4 Work and more work
#5 A partridge in a pear tree
|My tree is like 4x the size of this one!|
OK, there isn't a partridge in it but I do have a pear tree! There is this random tree at the back of our property that I originally thought was just a plain old regular tree. But then I thought I saw apples growing on it so figured it was a crab apple. Well, the hubby went and looked at it the other day and said it is loaded with pears! Like hundreds of them! This tree is big... it has been there a while...a long while. It's not in a place where someone would have deliberately planted a tree (our backyard was undeveloped land before our house was built 3 years ago...completely overgrown with bushes, weeds and small maple trees. You ocassionally see a small pear tree in NY, but it's not something that's super common. I have NEVER seen a pear tree this big before in my life! I wonder how it got there?? It's such a random tree in such a random place. And yes, I am probably wayyyy too excited over a tree. But I just think it's so cool!
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