Today was the day and everyone was excited! Both girls got up with smiles on their faces, ready for breakfast so they could get dressed and head to school. Boy do they look a LOT BIGGER to me.
On the way home, I put on an audio book, which, can I just say, is THE SINGLE MOST AMAZING THING for long car rides! They are completely hooked on the Lulu books by Hilary McKay, narrated by Jilly Bond. Her writing is quite funny, the stories are just perfect for this age (but are an easy listen for adults as well) and the narrator is perfect in tone, making it easy to follow who is speaking in the story.
However, this happened not long after leaving the doctor's office at 4:30.
They rallied during supper and said they had both worked on the Hundreds board and writing in pinyin. Lucy said today that math is her favorite subject. Kate couldn't decide between math and reading. It's so lovely to hear how much they enjoy learning but it is certainly a taxing job going back to listening and speaking all day in Mandarin. They both eagerly climbed into bed with lights out by 7pm.