Since September 2013, life has been steady in its routine. But, in the last few weeks, we have been presented with some exciting new opportunities and change is on the horizon!
Today, Leila graduated from her old preschool and from September, she will attend the nursery class of her First and Middle school. This school will take her right though until she is eleven so it is really exciting that she will be meeting new friends and teachers who will form such a major part of her childhood and education.
Here she is on her first day at preschool in September 2013:
And our beautiful girl, today, graduating in July 2014:
My year with Harry, attending art class with him, hanging out at the playground and having little solo dates while Leila was at preschool has ended. As of September, it is his turn to attend preschool! Today, we went for one last date before it was time to get Leila.
Above is Harry in September 2013, sobbing as he realised that he wasn't able to stay and play with Leila at preschool. And below is my big TWO year old boy, having his last (solo term-time) coffee date before he goes to preschool in autumn! Such a big, chatty boy! They were born so close together that it has been really lovely to have this year with him, watching him grow and develop and blossom into his own personality.
The kids have so many new starts in September but this summer also has plenty in store. After a week's holiday, Sam starts a new job in August. I am so proud of him for getting this job and it is such a big, exciting opportunity for him. I know how amazing he is, but he never fails to impress even beyond my expectations, an AD at 26?! I am SO proud.
And in a final, big change for our family, I am starting work too! This week, I said goodbye to my old colleagues at my volunteer job and I signed a contract for a freelance writing job with a huge company. It is the kind of job I have always dreamed about-getting to work from home, fitting hours around family life and doing one of my favourite things-writing! I am so excited to start next week!
So here we go, all of us embarking on new adventures!