The boys and I are SLOWLY adjusting to not having Elise here at home with us. The rhythm of our days has changed fairly drastically in the past week, so it will take some getting used to. I have to remember to be patient with myself and the boys as we all settle in and acclimate to our new "normal." By about 11:00a.m. Caleb does not want to wait any longer for Elise to come home. He has seemed a bit lonely and out of sorts, but I think that he will grow into his big brother role before too long! Lucas is really sad to see her go in the morning (he yells and cries, "go, go, car, school" when she and Josh drive out the driveway), but I don't know if he notices during the day. Still he "talks" about Josh and Elise whenever he sees or hears something that reminds him of them.
|Elise was very excited that it was a little chilly in the morning so she could wear her new school sweater from Hayden and Michele!|
|Waiting at the bus stop for Elise. Still working on my timing, since both yesterday and today I had to wake up two sleepy boys to walk up the road to her stop. Ugh!|
|Here she comes!|
|Elise was very excited to help Caleb do a project like the one she did at school today.|