Friday, January 09, 2009

First Week

So, we're getting the hang of it here! The girls both started school this week. Shanna's school is a Core Knowledge school. I don't know a whole lot about, but the school has really high test scores, so it must be good! She is ahead of the class on some areas and behind on others but she is a great student so I am not worried about her. Her school is really nice and new. It is 2 stories and has art and music classes, which Utah schools don't have so she is really excited. She has made friends easily, which is a huge relief after some of the struggles she had at her last school.

Kaci started preschool at a school inside a gymnastics place. Preschools are 2 -3 times more expensive here than we are used to! Ouch! But, it is SO good for her. She is a different kid the days she has school. She goes 3 times a week, and once a week she has gymnastics and Spanish. Her school is also a Core Knowledge school. She adjusted really well. She is always a wild card as to how she'll react to change. We were so pleased when she walked in the classroom like she had been there all year and joined the other kids!

We are slowly getting the boring stuff like insurance, banks, utilities, etc... set up and changed. You take for granted how easy it is to just write a check each month when you've lived somewhere for so long. The whole process of research, getting quotes, filling out applications, trying to remember our new address (!) is really time consuming!

I am feeling really anxious for our stuff to get here and to get unpacked and settled FAST. I am ready for life to be at a more comfortable, organized place. We took the girls to a movie tonight and it felt so great to have some fun, "normal" family time again!


Kristy said...

Moving is so hard with kids. When we moved 2 years ago it was only 20 minutes away from our old house. But you would have thought it was a different country. My girls still ask me if we are going to move again some day. I am glad you are posting again, you've been missed.

Chady said...

My kids go to a core knowledge school here in St George, I really like it, they have excelled a ton. Hopefully I can find a good school in NC... glad to getting a groove!

Chady said...

that is suppose to say "glad to see you getting a groove...oops lol

mariann and Tory said...

THat sounds so awesome! Glad the girls are having a great time and adjusting fast! (Of course they are like that)
Can't wait to see pictues!

mariann and Tory said...

Hey! I drove past your house and the sign was down! Is your house done?! :)