Sophie wades through the snow on her first day back at school...
Today is the first day back to school after Christmas vacation, a day that is either celebrated or dreaded depending on who you are (or what grade you're in I suppose). Sophie was very excited to return to school - she's been asking each morning for the past three or four days "do I go to school today?", and has been disappointed when we reminded her that school didn't start again until Monday. Despite her excitement we still struggled to keep her focused on the task at hand while getting ready for school - something that's common with all four-year-olds I suspect. Eventually we herded her out the door and walked through the mountains of snow to get to Tecumseh, where she and her friends played for a few frosty minutes before the teaches started calling them inside. There's something very comforting about the return to our routines after Christmas break - we're getting back in the swing of not only school but my volunteer work and our time at the gym as well... I think by the end of two weeks off everyone in our home was looking forward to getting back to "normal" just as much as Sophie was.