School starts Down Under!

Sunday launched us Bentleys into a new normal.

 

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Scott and I sat together during church for only the 2nd time in 18 months. I have a newfound appreciation of what I’ve taken for granted so often before having kids.

Our church, like most Aussie churches, doesn’t offer any options for children under 3, so Scott and I have been taking turns in a back room with him for all these months.

But Sunday–oh blessed Sunday!–Sunday school resumed for the new school year (it’s late summer here and school’s now starting) and Joshua’s 3 so can finally go to class with the big kids and Mrs. Taylor!

But the really big day was today.

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A beautiful morning to walk the 14 minutes to the preschool. Lizzy has 15 hours a week (two 6-hour days and one 3-hour day). Joshua has 7 hours a week (two 3.5-hour days). Tuesdays is the one day when both kids overlap being in school in the mornings and I’m still in unbelief of this sweet season of life we’re in. Lizzy’s gained such confidence in the last year since being in 3-year-old kinder and is so much healthier than last year. And Joshua, wait, isn’t this the little guy who screamed and screamed because all his words were stuck for so long? Thank you, Lord, for speech therapy and your grace. And now he’s so excited to be big and join Lizzy in this new world of school. 

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Lizzy’s day starts at 8:30am and Joshua starts at 8:45am (their class rooms are right next to each other). We got Lizzy checked in and then went to check in Joshua.
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Every child got to pick out their hook for their backpack and for their towel in the bathroom. Not a surprise that Joshua’s picture for the year is a train.
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We’re so excited that Joshua gets to enjoy kinder with our sweet next door neighbor!
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6 thoughts on “School starts Down Under!

  1. Judy Lewis February 2, 2016 / 9:54 am

    The look so ready and so happy! Way to go, mama!

    On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 5:47 PM, ScottandAngie.org wrote:

    > angiebentley posted: “Sunday launched us Bentleys into a new normal. > Scott and I sat together during church for only the 2nd time in 18 months. > I have a newfound appreciation of what I’ve taken for granted so often > before having kids. Our church, like most Aussie c” >

  2. Linda kreimeyer February 2, 2016 / 10:20 am

    They are growing so fast! I know you are proud of each of them. I am happy to hear you and Scott got to enjoy church, while the children were able to be with their peers learning of God’s plan for us.

  3. Kathy London February 2, 2016 / 11:41 am

    They are growing so fast. What wonderful memories you are making. I love the pictures. Blessings to all of you.

  4. Amanda Stephens February 2, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    It looks like it was a great first day of school! So glad the kids are enjoying learning and you get to enjoy some margin! Hugs to you all!

  5. Eileen Teinert February 2, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Love this! Hope you get some time for yourself, Angie, while the kids are at school.

    I’m doing the song called Move, LM BCO, and it reminds me of you. You must have done it at sometime. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

    Eileen

    On Monday, February 1, 2016, ScottandAngie.org wrote:

    > angiebentley posted: “Sunday launched us Bentleys into a new normal. > Scott and I sat together during church for only the 2nd time in 18 months. > I have a newfound appreciation of what I’ve taken for granted so often > before having kids. Our church, like most Aussie c” >

    • angiebentley February 2, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Oh, I forgot about that one! So so fun! It’s going into my next class. 🙂 Miss you, Eileen!

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