Yesterday was lots of fun. My mother cried when she saw us at the door...and the shouts of joy from Seth were pure love.
I brought a lollipop each for Seth and Maggie. They licked on them all day, covering them with plastic afterward. Maggie still has quite a bit of hers but Seth's is nearly gone.
It was good to see Daddy. Poor thing, he's so tired of being sick. And just plain so tired too. My mother said that yesterday was his best day yet. That's very good. Here's to each day being better than the day before...all the way until he's himself again!
Seth and Maggie found a minnow bucket by the creek and spent a lot of time casting it out in hopes of finding a cute little buddy in there. They caught one, with plenty help from Maggie's big brother, John. They paraded inside, John at the lead, to scare the wits out of everyone with it. Luckily, I was holding baby Shelby so I was spared.
We also covered the driveway with a maze of chalk outlined streets. Seth just got his training wheels removed from his bike and you wouldn't believe what a pro he is. Maggie rode her tricycle and sometimes pretended to be the police. She also tried to avoid being run over by Seth, who really seemed to want to run her over.
Today is Seth's first day of kindergarten. He's in the same classroom I was in, 31 years ago. I told him about lucky tray day and that seemed to get him the most excited. Did you have lucky tray day at school? It was a day I'd look forward to for weeks ahead. One of the trays in the stack of trays was marked on the bottom with an x. If you got that tray, you would get a free ice cream or some other special treat. Plus you'd get all the fame of being the one with the lucky tray that day.
I never did get it. Not even once.
Seth and I looked through the patch of clover to find a four-leaved one to improve his chances but we never found one. Seth tried very hard, and even counted the same leaves twice trying to convince me the 3 leaves I saw were really 4. You can't cheat Lady Luck, mister.
I missed Seth by minutes when I called this morning to wish him last minute well wishes. I hope he loves school and I really hope that school nurtures his natural curiousity and creativity.
Maggie starts preschool next week. It's hard to believe these little ones are turning into such bigger little ones. Here's a picture of Shelby, Seth's little sister, who'll be 1 next week.