I forgot to mention Alihan's first experience with daycare. We've been lucky enought the last two years--but now we will be at daycare twice a week. Not a bad thing because I had planned on Alihan going one day a week anyways for social and verbal skills. So, anyways, he is going to daycare with Stacy--who has a daughter in his preschool class--plus they live just two blocks away. To make things easier, I arranged with Stacy to pick up both Alihan and Kelsey from preschool and then drop them off. Alihan was all excited because he had a "playdate" with Kelsey and Kelsey was excited because she was riding in the van with Alihan. It takes so little! So, at preschool, Alihan and Kelsey went up the stairs hand in hand and walked out to the van hand in hand. Once in the van, Alihan patted his car seat for Kelsey to sit in and he took his brother's car seat. He talked to her the whole way to daycare. Stacy told me they had a blast and he and Kelsey spent part of the afternoon eating popcorn watching a movie on Kelsey's bed--the other half was riding bikes around. I guess I had nothing to worry about!!!
Rauan also had his first afternoon with Mr. Dave at extended care. I think he got totally pooped out. He is excited to go again this week though. Right now, Rauan is banished to his bedroom because he flushed a toy jeep down the toilet (again, a 1 bathroom family!!), which daddy couldn't even clear. $150 later, we have our toilet back. Did I mention how grateful I am to Visa???? Everyone--plan on me being very very busy Feb. 1 doing our taxes to get our tax refund! Laugh or cry--I prefer to laugh since this will pass. And I know I'll look back and laugh.