So I thought I should just briefly summarize where we're at right now and then work back on everything that's gone on since May.
Johann started back for his first full year with Snowline School District the very beginning of August. He's also decided he wants to blog; I tried to suggest he work on this one but I guess blogging about when the kids roll over or poop in the potty wasn't what he had in mind. If you're interested in seeing what he did have in mind, you can find him over at jpsimonds.com.
I'm sick with a ridiculous cold, in my pajamas still after having dropped Henry at school. I did put on a sports bra to take Henry though, so let's give me some credit on that score. I'm mostly trying to figure out the routine and schedule for this year and get back to making dinner every.single.night (why did God make us with the need to eat daily?), doing all my other house running responsibilities and getting back on track with mutual. Oh and blogging.
Henry is back at school for 1st grade. I had hoped he would get into a homeschool program through a charter before the new school year started but it didn't happen. We're still on the waiting list and I'm hoping to hear back soon. I'll write up a post about this decision later. We managed to forget to sign him up for fall soccer over the summer so for now he just has school to go to and I think I'm actually okay with that.
Dorothea is busy trying to find new ways to make messes. She gets creative. I know she's not as bad as some master mess makers with desitin on the face, flour everywhere, permanent marker on couches etc but for me, considering OCD Henry was my first, it's a lesson in patience and learning to let go.
She's definitely our two year old but I think I've done a better job of remembering that with her than I did with Henry so terrible two hasn't been so terrible yet. She loves to talk (loudly) but only at home or during sacrament meeting. She has her nursery leaders fooled that she's a quiet demur thing. Basically I'm trying to find a routine for she and I so she doesn't get too bored or mischievous while her playmate is away at school.
There you have it, Simonds in a (biggish) nutshell.