One of the many advantages of living in a city is having close access to so many fun things to do! Today the kids and I ventured to the Columbia Zoo. We had a great time! Among our favorite exhibits were the penguins, gorillas and chimpanzees. I could have done without looking at the anaconda, python or tarantulas! We decided to buy a year long family membership, so now we can go anytime and also bring some of you along!!!!!
This week I realized that one of the advantages of the kids not having a big social life yet, is that they are really focused on their school work! All the kids have been pulling excellent grades, and seem to be enjoying their teachers praise and good favor. We do seem to be consumed with lots of homework each evening, but it has been bonding in its own way. Most of the teachers have had a little or no Friday homework policy for which we have all been greatful.
I had to smile yesterday when the crossing guard at school (whom I see twice daily) asked me "what is it that you do?" I answered quite sheepishy, "nothing". We chatted about what that meant and I think she doesn't believe me to be a slug, but I did find it funny. I truely am enjoying not having to be scheduled by anything other than the kids. I exercise, read, do my bible study, explore and am slowly making some friends. I actually was brave enough to ask a nice mom whom I talk to daily while waiting for Grace and Eli to come out of school, for her phone number. She was delighted to give it to me and even called me yesterday to see if the kids and I wanted to join them at the park!
Rob returns to us on Wednesday night and soccer starts Friday. Hip, hip hooray!