Where does the time go? Just yesterday Cooper was still waking in the middle of the night. He is now in Kindergarten and turned 6 all within a week. Kindergarten is going well for the second week. We really like his teacher and he seems to be catching on to structure and the sequence of his day. I am so proud of him!! As for me-the anxiety of not knowing what he was doing all day killed me, but now I have settled a little bit.
Cooper, Caden and his new friends at school on his birthday.
Caden misses his big brother tremendously, and just as I thought he would love playing with Cooper’s toys all day by himself, he has turned to “I need you to play with me Mommy”. We are working through that and his preschool started this week. He of course loves it and walks right in without saying Goodbye to me. He loves his teachers and “being a big boy at school”. As for me-I now have 5 hours of “mommy time” in a week.
The second day we traveled to Animal Kingdom and shortly after entrance had a very fussy Caden on our hands. Needless to say within hours we found ourselves in the first aid station with a 102 degree fever. Since we had already done the safari tour and the Bug 3-D movie, we ate lunch with our friends Carrie, Matt, Natalie and Emma Hasson, who drove up from Tampa to join us that day, and then headed back to the hotel for a much needed rest time. Caden woke up from nap raring to go and never looked back, although I kept him on Tylenol for the rest of the 24 hours. Matt and Carrie, thanks for your trip up. It was so good to see you and I hope you all aren’t sick by now.
The third day we embarked on Magic Kingdom where we rode 10 rides before noon. It was hot, but the lines seemed to move faster than we anticipated. The boys loved the Indy Cars and could have done them over and over. By one o’clock we headed back for our afternoon rest time. To much disbelief that this was happening on our 3 days of Disney, we awoke to Cooper having the high fever and chills. We tried to make it to the parade at Magic Kingdom, but it just didn’t work out this trip. We vow to return in 5 or more years–and in October or November!!
Overall, we did what we set out to do, even with unforeseen illness. After polling the children about their favorite thing on the trip– our hotel pool was unanimous!