For those who have asked about Elisabeth's progress in school - thanks for being interested! She's gradually getting used to the idea, I think.
Today began her second week of preschool. When we were dropping her off she whimpered for a little while when we arrived, which I think is really just her way of expressing a bit of anxiety. When Teacher came to get her, Elisabeth stopped whimpering and took her hand and marched off into the school without a backwards glance!
Later, a conversation that I had with Catherine in the car:
Me: "We're going to go pick up Elisabeth, and then go home."
Catherine, repeating back to me as if to confirm: "Go get Wizbit, then go playground."
Me: "Nice try, but uh, no, that is NOT what I said."
Then when we picked up Elisabeth, she always looks a little tired and dazed (see photo), but she did manage to wave goodbye at her teacher today. That's a first!
I think she'll do fine. It still cracks me up to see my big girl walking around underneath her oversized backpack, all 33 inches of her.
We did the same homework all 5 days last week. Today she made a coloring book and we'll review the new vocabulary words in it tonight. Nose to the grindstone, burning the midnight oil, and all that.