I still can't believe that this is our last year in Virginia. Even though I can look back & tell you that the last few years have flown by, at the time it felt like it dragged on forever. Law school is no joke. There were so many times I felt like I was a single parent & I hated it. My emotions have been all over the place since day one & I feel like they still will be all over the place until he graduates.
At the same time, I feel almost sad to leave the place that we have called home for the past two years. It is bittersweet. I have loved living on the East coast & seeing so many new places. All the history & beauty the East coast offers is amazing! The tiny neighborhood we live in will be sorely missed. I am totally getting ahead of myself, but I have definitely grown an attachment to this place.
Anyways, this was Matt's first week starting his 3rd & final year of law school! On Monday, we decided to kick off his first day by getting some coffee (of course) & then we drove him to his first class. He has one night class that lasts until 9:20pm, but other than that, his class & work schedule has been pretty good. It has been an adjustment having him gone more, but we just have to find our new routine ;)
This was also Oliver's first week starting preschool. Matt & I decided early on (before we had kids), that we would like to homeschool or have Oliver attend a private Christian school. Well, since it is a bit pricey to have Oliver attend a preschool a few days a week, we decided I could just teach him from home this year! I am not doing a set curriculum & since Oliver is only 3, I decided I would simplify what he learns. This week I have been teaching him to read & learn numbers 1-3 in Italian. I have always wanted to learn & know another language fluently, & I love Italy (I have been a few times) & so I thought I could just learn with Ollie! Then we just read books & I have him independent play or we play together (play-doh, memory game or color). He has done so well with learning his sounds & he has even read his first word, "sam"! The book I am using is called, "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" & I cannot recommend it enough!
I will write more about homeschooling Ollie in a separate post. Here are just a few pictures throughout our week (& yes, some are Instagram photos). I hope you all have a good weekend!