Monday, August 10, 2009

School update

School starts in two days and I FINALLY got word this morning that both the boys got into the school they were on the waiting list for! YAY! I've been stressing over that for weeks, especially the closer we got to school starting. I haven't been able to buy school supplies or anything yet because I didn't know which schools supply list to use. So today I'll go over there and fill out all the registration papers and get them all set, tonight we'll be running around town on the great school supply hunt (I hate school supply lists), tomorrow we'll figure out bussing and lunches and all of that and hopefully on Wednesday morning I'll have them happily out the door on their way to school.

So starting Wednesday I'm home alone! That's going to feel strange at first. I think it will be good because I'll be able to get a lot of things done, but it's going to be strange having the house so quiet all day. It will give me a chance to get the house ready for Clarissa though. I have a lot of work to do to get this house babyproofed before she gets here. Ususally when you have a baby you have several months before they're mobile, so you can kind of babyproof as you go along. But bringing home a baby who is already crawling and may even be walking before long is going to be a different story. Our house is big and there's lot of room for a crawling baby to roam. I've got some serious baby gate shopping to do.

So that's what's going on around here these days. Right now I'm just focusing on getting through these next few hectic days getting ready for school and then I can go back to thinking about adoption projects again.

I'm really looking forward to having Clarissa home and having all of this behind us. I feel like our lives have been on pause for a long time, just waiting for this adoption to happen and I'm looking forward to moving on to the next phase in our lives. I know that having Clarissa home will present us with a whole new set of challenges, but I think I'm ready for it. Bring it on.

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