I finally enrolled Blue in a preschool in Colorado. She was wait-listed back in Aurora, and of course just after we gave our notice at the apartment we received the call that Blue was next on the list to be enrolled. Um, yeah, thanks but no thanks. We're blowing this popsicle stand.
So my new neighbor recommended the preschool where she just enrolled her little boy and the kids and I went today to check it out. And I was like can she start tomorrow? It was that amazing. It's a little far, about a half hour away, but so, soooooo adorable. It has been run by the same family for almost 50 years and they have all these farm animals out back. Blue was very polite, answering the director when questioned and quietly checking everything out. She was thrilled to hear the kids say the Pledge of Allegiance. She cannot wait to bust out her ladybug backpack tomorrow.
The Lion was a bit clingy and did not answer anyone when questioned. The receptionist, trying to be friendly, asked him his name. He buried his face in my crotch. She tried again, asking (since he was holding Thomas the Train and wearing a Thomas the Train t-shirt) "Is your name Thomas?" and he said, "No. Nothing." Nice. I know he is still very young but I can't help wondering if we will have some separation issues with him when he enters preschool next year...
Blue also starts ballet this afternoon.
And I am looking into getting them both into swim lessons. Blue really enjoyed her swim lessons in Aurora and I don't want to wait too long and have her forget all the little skills she had learned. Even though she still practices them all in the bathtub. But finding swim lessons in Colorado in the winter has not been easy. So I am thinking of just re-enrolling her in the swim school she went to in Aurora and just driving the half hour to get there.