We spent our first week here getting into the groove in our new space. Since we downgraded from 1800 sqft to not quite 1300, we now do school at the kitchen table. This isn't my favorite place, but it'll do for now and for however long it has to be done. The girls like it, and Madeline is getting into "Byrnes Brain", deciding on new clothes and hair for the new school in August.
Madeline's doing great in her online classes. Her grades have really soared since leaving the drama-saturated Westside. I am very proud of her for making it through a rough and tough transition.
Neely has been working on word review. I am going quickly back over the words we've learned this year to ensure she can spell and write them without help. She has pages, and pages, and pages of words to get through before the end of May. It's also a chance for her to practice her handwriting. I even made her a "space girl" to help remind her to put a space between words. I printed a girl in an astronaut suit and glued it to the top of a fat popsicle stick.
I am guessing with the move and cleaning of the other house, the unpacking here, and getting Jason prepared for Charlotte, my exhaustion level is through the roof. I have definitely been finding myself tired before midnight. And, if mama goes to bed, they all go to bed. None of these sweet girls are used to our new place yet, so they all go where I do. Three bedrooms in the house and they all sleep where I am. I told them, if I had known all of us were going to be sleeping in the same bed, we could have gotten a 2 bedroom place and saved a lot of money! lol I know they'll get used to it, though, and back to their old selves in no time.....I hope.
Because we go to bed a little earlier, Libby and I get up early. If she feels like it, we do a few activities before anyone else gets up. This morning, she was tracing capital and lowercase 'A'. She did great! When I ask her what the 'A' says, she'll go, "Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh."