In the spirit of "never a dull moment," we've had a real whopper of a curve ball thrown at us. The director of pre-school called late on Wednesday night to tell me that there had been a flood at school, and they wouldn't be able to open on Thursday. Luckily, Nana was off and the boys had so much fun playing (see the earlier post). During Beau's swimming lesson on Thursday evening, an email came with a detailed report of the flooding . . . and a shocking declaration that the center would be closed for approximately 6 weeks!!!! What?!?! Where are Lincoln and Beau going to go for the next few weeks? We all have full time jobs, and this is super scary and crazy! Our child care center owns several other centers in the DFW area, and they offered to take in as many kids as they could. I got on the phone immediately and secured a spot for both Lincoln and Beau at the three closest centers. After our Perot Museum trip, we loaded up in the car with Minnie and went to check out the new schools. None of them are even close to my office or our house, but we had to pick one and make the best of the situation. The one we chose is the most out of the way, but they were the sweetest to accommodate us. It is a small center with just one room per age, but they combined their 3s and 4s to open a room for 20 Medical City kids ages 3 and 4. Lincoln got grandfathered in because he's about to leave for Kindergarten, and he could be the teacher's helper. So we bought new nap mats and were ready to use our new backpacks on Monday at our new school! The boys were super excited about their new school and spending the day together. Cheese!!!!! There is no way to explain the anxiety about which center to send the kids to. Our three choices were so different, and it was stressful to text and email other school Moms to see what they were planning so we could make a decision together. Beau's best buddy is at our same place after I assured his Mommy that it was the best choice for us. One of my work friends was in Mexico on vacation, so I visited a center to report to her because she was freaking out! In the end, we chose the place with the most familiar faces, and the boys have not been bothered about the change in location.
Lincoln was not allowed to come out and play after bath and bedtime, but he did some super special crafting in his room and needed a picture. He made a hat, shirt, and wristband out of paper and tape. He loves to tape things! Such a cutie!
The boys were still excited to go to their new school on Tuesday, and that was a great sign. They had brought a few teachers from our regular school so the kids had tons of familiar faces. When we got home from school, we were met by Daddy standing in our front yard with a giant suitcase and a giant backpack . . .he had just arrived home from an 8 day work trip to London and Scotland!!! He missed all of the school drama, but we were so happy to have him home! Daddy got to pick dinner, and it was no surprise that we ended up at Jersey Mike's for sandwiches, chips, and fruit. So glad to be reunited!
After baths and bedtime, Lincoln crafted an upgraded shirt for his paper wardrobe. Super smart to leave armholes!!!
After dinner on Wednesday night, we headed outside to enjoy the temps in the mid-80s. That's absolutely crazy for July in Texas. Lincoln was a beast while hitting the ball off the tee in the backyard. Ready for fall ball!!!!
Beau watered the grass for a while before he joined Lincoln taking turns at the tee. Such a cutie!!!
So it has been a crazy week, and we have been adjusting to a new school and driving schedule. It's so much better that Daddy is back home, and he was happy with Mommy's temporary school choice. Whew! Daddy brought us lots of goodies from London and Scotland, and we have had so much fun sharing stories from our time apart. A post about Daddy's trip is next up.