Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to Saudi and a New School Year

After a wonderful time back in Washington it was back to Saudi, and back to the start of a new year of school! 

Thankfully the trip home went smoothly and was relatively easy until we arrived in the Middle East…we had flown in and out of Bahrain and had arranged for a taxi to pick us up at the airport. We had also called and informed them that we needed two cars as there were five people and 10 bags plus a stroller. So, we land and there is only one car. He insists we can all fit….ummm…no. And then we wait, and wait and wait and wait for a car to come. Great, load up and they tell us that the car can only take us to the causeway and then we need to wait for another car to come to help us. Many, many, many hours later we make it home and vow never to fly in and out of Bahrain for the summer again. Lesson learned.

After struggling through jet lag and getting settled the start of a new school year was here and it was big one…Peyton was starting KINDERGARTEN! It was a sad and exciting day! Not only was she in kindergarten now, she was going to school all day and that was a big change for all of us!

Peyton and her teacher Ms. Christina 

Getting ready to drop off her sister
Graham was also going to attend the big kids school this year in the K3 program. It is only half day and he goes in the afternoons but both of the kids were in the elementary now! In K3 the parents have to pick up and drop off which Graham was not too pleased about because he thought he would be able to ride the bus. He does love that he gets to go to Peyton's school and I am excited for his year!

The hardest thing for mommy and Graham with Peyton going full days was not having her home for part of the day. The kids here are bussed home for lunch which is difficult at times because you have to have lunch prepped and ready to go for the thirty minute lunch break and you have to be home every day for lunch but it is so nice to have that mid day check in and see how she is doing and give her one more hug for the day! But that first couple of days seeing her get on the bus in the afternoon made mommy cry! I missed her so much! And Graham missed having his friend for part of the day! Big adjustments!

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