Yesterday was Sophie’s first day of preschool and I’m glad to report that it went really well! She is attending the Dayspring Academy, which is about 15 minutes from our house.
Her class is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 to 11:30. A few hours a day is all I was looking for, so the timing is perfect. I think she knows most of the stuff she needs to know going in to kindergarten. The main thing I am looking for is more socialization with kids her own age.
She and Sawyer have gotten to where they can play together pretty well. But the fact that Sawyer is two years younger than her means she kind of has to play down to his abilities. So it’s nice for her to get a chance to interact with older kids. Plus she is getting a little too use to calling the shots and directing Sawyer to do whatever she wants. I’m guessing older kids won’t tolerate it as much as he does.
Meanwhile I’m sure Sawyer will appreciate the one-on-one time. Besides the hour or so in the morning we have before Sophie wakes up, he doesn’t really get any time to himself.
Besides the preschool enrollment, we have been doing pretty well here in Phoenix. It has been unseasonably cold since we got here. The mornings have been below freezing and the daytime highs are in the 40s. It’s a little touch of home! I’m sure it won’t be long before we start approaching triple digits. I’m not looking forward to that.
Beth’s new job is going well. She seems to like the hospital and her coworkers. The hospital here is much busier than in North Carolina and Florida. That is good for the paycheck, but since she is balancing going back to school with working full time hours, that makes her pretty busy.