Well our life as a family that could do what we want when we want ended this week. Yep that's right Molly started kinder and we can no longer pick up and go on an adventure whenever we feel like it. To end our summer we tried to make sure we had lots of fun adventures all over the island and not have too much scheduled things. Jon got to go to Seattle for 2 weeks of training which meant I didn't have to cook real meals and he got to visit friends - and win/win! While I was a little jealous of him seeing friends and eating food in America I didn't have to deal with jet lag or going to hours of training or remembering how to drive on the other side of the road and the added benefit of not cooking "real meals."
Our school here has the kinder come the first day of school for orientation and then we had the rest of the week off. So Molly and I got 2 more dates in before school started while her sisters were in preschool. We went to the pool, had sushi and went shopping and hanging out with friends during those times. Then this week we started school. The school is a little less that 1/2 mile from the house so we are walkers - or stroller riders. So every morning we load up walk to school then I walk home with my little buddies and occasionally stop by the gym to get a workout in. I took my little buddies on some dates of their own because they were so sad about Molly not being with them. We survived our first week of school and I added walking 10 miles to my weekly life by the time I go to and from school twice.
Molly loves school and her teacher. This week she had art with "the craft man" and PE where she got to wear her gym shoes. Her teacher has Panda Bucks and every day you are good you earn the bucks and get to buy from her stash at the end of the week. Molly - the shopper-was super excited about this and was so proud to show me what she got at the end of the week!!!
|got our kiddie kimono|
|counting down until Jon gets home|
|Painted some pictures of the verses we pray for the girls|
|walking to school for orientation|
|Meeting her teacher and classmates.|
Riley thought she would join them
|She got to pic her seat - she chose the front of the class near the computers|
|I love the necklace on my fish - yep that is what she was most excited about|
|Some dates included exercise|
|Japanese pool with our convenience store food - rice rolls|
|had to wear her high heels|
|Sushi and the sushi go round|
|Running in our gym shoes|
|Geocache adventure drove over a bridge to another island|
|Opening our presents from Nene and Papa for school.|
A panda for her Bob Hope Panda School
|Reading a book from Granny and BertBurt - the night before Kinder!|
|First day - we had to change shoes after the picture!|
|Girls and dad!|
|First piece of school work|
|They chose the Japanese pool for their special time|
|Survived the first week.|
Our first Friday popcorn and movie night of school
|2 times a day - this might get old by May of next year.|
Good thing we have a double stroller that all 3 can squeeze into.