Today is the first day of Kindergarten. I have not cried yet, but I did cry at the Kindergarten orientation a week ago. Kara wanted to take the bus today. I wasn't too worried about it because lots of kids that she knows in the neighborhood take the same bus. So we sat out on the curb waiting for the bus this morning. One by one everyone from the neighborhood hops in their cars and drives to school. I started to get worried that Kara would be the only one on the bus. She was still determined to ride the bus to school. When the bus did come, I waved goodbye and she climbed on the bus. That's it, she is no longer a little girl under the complete control of her mom. Then I started to have horrible visions of her getting beat up on the bus, or crying that she didn't know how to get to kindergarten class (even though we went to the school and practiced it.) Now I can't wait till she gets home and we can talk about how her first day went.
Tyler is now fully into his call schedule. The nice thing is that, when there is nothing to do at the hospital, he gets to come home for a little while. It is so nice to see him for just an hour here or an hour there. I am glad we came to this residency.
Summer is almost over. I am already wearing jackets and slippers in the house. To end the summer, I must tell you of the fun I had in Idaho. Everyone was there! It was so much fun to catch up with my brothers and sisters. I love that we all joke around and are as close as when we lived together. The girls had a blast. When driving home, Asia was trying to convince me that we needed to turn around and go back to grandma's house. Here are some of the pictures of the fun time.