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Sunday
Aug182013

School is Back in Session

So Isabella has started school here and it has been a lifesaver for us all.  She has been waiting for this day for the last month.  She kept telling me, "I wish I was going to school. I love school."  and so on. She was so excited the first day that she was dressed and her bed made up by like 5:30 in the morning.  (I only know that because Jason told me when he came in from work.  I figure 6:00 is early enough for me to be getting up.)  We have desperately needed some structure around here with Jason working at night, and us trying to be quiet during the day with nowhere to go in the 100 degree heat and no one to go there with.

As well as starting first grade Isabella has been able to start riding the bus to school.  This is probably the coolest thing that has happened to us since moving to Las Cruces, and I am not exaggerating, (take that as you will).  Her last school did not have busses which I always thought was crazy since pick up and drop off were such a pain.  The bus makes it so much easier with Wally, and Isabella likes riding it so score on 2 counts.  She also decided that she wanted to try school lunch so she has been doing that this week.   Friday she had nachos with cheese.  Is that really a lunch food? And don't even get me started on the chocolate milk.  It was funny when I went into the cafeteria to sign her up it smelled exactly the same as when I had school lunch 30 years ago.  Ahh, memories.

Little Wally and I have joined Stroller Strides again to get out of the house and meet some other moms and lose some weight (me not Wally, her little chubby thighs are cute.)  So far it is going well.  Wally is good in the stroller.  We haven't met anyone that has asked me to be their new BFF, but maybe next week.  These ladies are pretty serious about the workout so hopefully I will get in shape.

Overall Isabella is settling in to her new school well.  She is a pretty adaptable kid.  I am amazed at how well she takes change.  I still miss San Diego so much all of the time.  I really hope that we will be moving back there in a couple of years.  I just can't imagine Las Cruces being our home for very long, bus or no bus.

Isabella on the first day of school.

 

The lush paradise that is our yard.

 

Isabella at her new school.

Riding the bus on the second day of school.

 

There she goes!

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