We are on our fifth week of school this week, and Mattie is doing great. It took about 3 weeks for us to kind of find our groove, and for her to get adjusted and used to the longer day, the separation from mama, the short lunchtime, the homework and tests, etc. But I think we're finally in a good place, and can say with some confidence that she is liking school. She is learning to read and I have never seen the child so excited, which thrills me.
With the start of school also comes the start of fall activities, and this year Mattie is playing soccer. She had her first practice last week, and loved, loved, loved it. I think she's going to enjoy sports, unlike her mother....she's seems to be athletic, and has a huge streak of competitiveness in her, so we'll see. Soccer for kindergartners is mostly just cute! Here's some pics of her first practice, and they're all out of order, but I don't feel like moving them:
Sweet, precious friends:
After practice cool-down....it was not that hot, but Mattie wouldn't be Mattie if she didn't have to throw a towel on her head for extra effect:
Go team go!!: