School is back in session and it’s raining so summer really has come to an end. This week our family transitioned into back to school season. Pearl started grade one! The first couple of days were spent with her previous year’s teacher while classes were sorted out and she told me that it still felt like she was in kindergarten. But by the end of the week, she had met her new teacher and was in a new classroom and was very excited to truly be a “grade one-r”. I’m happy that she has a couple of friends from last year in her class and excited to see the ways she grows and is challenged this school year.
Meanwhile, Rose and I got used to hanging out, just the two of us again. The girls play so well together now that I was a little nervous as to how Rose would handle being by herself. The days felt a little long until we went to pick up Pearl but all went smoothly.
We also have Bella the Dog staying with us for a few days which has added some excitement to our days. I successfully managed after school pick-up with Bella and Rose in tow!
This week also marked the return of our weekly Bible Study group. Long ago, way back in the early days of 2020, we met with 3 other families once a week and ate a meal together, prayed, shared, read the Bible. This wasn’t the first time we’ve all been together since then and we’ve met in smaller formations (these are the 3 other ladies I meet with once a month) but we haven’t done a meal and Bible study in this format since March 2020 and it felt pretty exciting to get back to it. We hosted and it was the biggest group we’ve had in our house since Pearl’s 5th birthday!