I had my first day back at school on Friday. I was nervous like a kid starting a new year. My sub had told me horror stories about my students so I went in very afraid. It turns out my kids are great! I mean, there will be a few button pushers but I know I am going to fall in love with them just like my students from last year. It was the absolute best to have several of my old students stop in to see me and ask about Addy. I love knowing kids that I don't have to give a grade to!
I got Addy from her sitter after school and we packed up to go to Houston. By the time we finally got on the road (my brother is a diva and hadn't even packed) it was 7:30 so we arrived in Houston not long before midnight. Adalynn was an angel and slept the whole drive.
Saturday morning we went to visit my college roommate Melissa at her apartment in the Woodlands. It was great to get to catch up with her and I am so glad she finally got to meet Addy.
We had lunch with Melanie and her family and they are just about the sweetest people I have ever met. My mom, Rita, Addy and I went to the Galleria for the afternoon and only saw about 1/3 of that giant mall in 4 hours! That place is fabulous!
Addy decided to turn in early and I got to enjoy dinner with John, Houston, and Mel. I love reminiscing about old times and laughing about the funny things we did together growing up.
Sunday was church, family lunch and the shower where Mel and Housty got a million gifts. The drive home was not nearly as pleasant as the drive up but we did eventually make it and no one starved to death along the road no matter what you may hear.
Today was day two of school. I have come such a long way since last year and I love feeling like I actually am in charge of my classroom and I can get my kids to listen without yelling all day. Our new 8 period a day schedule is working out great; the day flies by and I hardly have time to miss Adalynn. When we got home tonight, the princess was so tired that she put herself to bed at about 7. Here's to hoping she sleeps until morning :)