Sooo... today was Cate's first day of Preschool, which also meant that it was the first day of our new routine.
From now until the summer, Cate will stay home on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that I can bring her to Preschool. She will continue to go to daycare for the other days (thank goodness!). Once the summer comes, I decided to be brave and keep her home all summer so that we can save a few dollars in anticipation of the two kids being in daycare full time once I go back to work - it's basically the same cost as a second mortgage...
Well, it was rough getting up with Cate since Maddie kept me up late, but Cate was in a great mood so I was happy to do it. We made it to Preschool in good time and I took advantage of the time in between to do some shopping :)
We came home and had lunch, and then the challenge of nap time began! We're usually pretty relaxed about nap time and don't make a big deal out of it if she doesn't nap since it usually means she'll go to bed earlier, but I realized that if I want to keep my sanity, I will need a break in the middle of the day - even if it's just to clean up the tornado she left behind! I brought Cate upstairs and put her in her room and then went into the office to tidy up. I told her she could play quietly if she didn't feel like napping.
Well... I heard her playing around, she was being quiet so I let it be. 30 minutes later, I walk into the hallway to see this:
How cute is that? I was shocked that she colour coordinated each little "guy" and yet so proud because that's exactly what I would do. I was also impressed with her mothering instinct to tuck them all in.
This is why I LOVE having girls :)