family, knitting, living

We’re here!!!!

mycah-and-henry-bike2.jpggrey-bike.jpgplayground-downtown2.jpgplayground-downtown.jpgmycah-bike-1.jpgWOW…what an adventure.  Mycah and I arrived at 11:45 on Tuesday.  By noon on Friday I had unloaded all but 2 boxes in the kitchen (the junk drawers) and 2 boxes of misc clothes for me and Henry.  I’ve been to Target four times, the grocery twice and two different Paneras!  I have to say this little city is a lot bigger than I thought.  There are 30,000 students at the University! 

Grey loves her little school. There are about 250 children grades k-6 in the school.  Needless to say, the teachers know your name after the first day, the principal and secretary do as well.  The older children have vaious responsibilities that include helping the Kindergarten kids.  They preach community building and certainly seem to back that up with action.  I could not be happier with the school! 

Mycah started school on Wednesday.  She went for about three hours, increased to 5 on Thursday and about six on Thursday.  She’s adapting well.  She has a great teacher and the facility is amazing.  They are a regional daycare and just came to Iowa City two years ago.  They are in a brand new, customized space and have the coolest playground.  They are in the downtown area so the playground is on that rebound turf stuff and is behind 8ft tall sections of metal that has stamped out shapes in it.  This makes the playgound seem like a little hide-a-way. 

The apartment is shaping up.  Everything is in its home now.  We bought 5 shelving units from Target to put our books and TV on.  It really makes the place look more like home.  Mycah keeps calling the living room our library,since it looks like our old library a little with all of the books.  Grey was very happy when I got everything unpacked and situated.  She really seemed to calm down. 

Well, I guess I should leave you with some pictures of the area.  I’ll write more later.  The apple cobbler I just made is calling my name!  After all of the walking I’ve done, I don’t have to feel too bad about it!

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6 responses

  1. Anne R.

    WELCOME to IC!! So glad to hear you’re getting settled in and liking what you’ve found in the girls’ schools. Let me know when you’re ready for “field trip” suggestions–there’s lots to explore in IC! Your first outing: go to the Coralville branch of the New Pioneer Co-op (natural grocery, great breads, yummy takeout) and right across the parking lot (head toward the Chameleon bead shop) is the Crazy Girl Yarn Shop.

    August 25, 2007 at 9:33 pm

  2. becca

    Yeah! You sounded great when I talked to you on the phone thursday and even better now! Tou go girl! See, we all knew you guys would pull this off with flying colors! That is the cutest picture by the way! And sounds like Anne R got you pointed in the right direction! (LYS he he he)
    What is paneras? Sounds like an infection.
    Grey’s school seems really great! Take care and hope you guys had a GREAT FIRST WEEKEND together just vegging out!

    August 26, 2007 at 12:44 am

  3. Hey girl!!!
    Glad to see the pictures. This looks so much like you guys. I know you will do great. But I miss you already. I can’t wait to see pictures of the apartment. I will show these picture to Camille and Griffin because they miss Grey and Micah too.

    I can’t wait to hear about the yarn store..

    August 27, 2007 at 7:20 am

  4. So glad you guys made it safe and sound. IC looks really cool! I hope you continue settling in well. Keep in touch. I’ll show these pics to Sarah and Ruby…they miss Grey and Micah too! Tell Henry hey and to have a good start at school. Best to you all…don’t forget us down here in good ole droght stricken Tennessee…it looks so green there :(!

    August 27, 2007 at 12:55 pm

  5. Hey Diane…
    I’ve got a couple of photos of Grey with the preschool class and all the girls that were in school together for so long. Where can I send them to ya?

    August 27, 2007 at 11:37 pm

  6. PS I can’t wait to see more pictures!!!!!!!!!!! How is it going??

    August 28, 2007 at 8:51 am