Summer break has been wonderful. We've been sleeping late and spending lots of time with our families and friends. We've moved on from the school that Ava was in for Pre-K, but have been having many playdates with the good friends we made while there. In fact, we have a little Birthday party to go to tomorrow morning which we are both really looking forward to.
I'd say a little over 1/2 the kids in Ava's Pre-K4 class will be staying on for Kindergarten, whereas the remainder of students are off to different schools. When Ava started Pre-K there at the age of 3, she was placed in a class of 14 which primarily consisted of second year students. Sort of a combined Pre-K 3/Pre-K 4 class, only 10 out of the 14 students were in the Pre-K4 portion and therefore, went off to Kindergarten this past year. Not many of the kids in her class that year stayed at the same school either though. I think it was only 4 of the kids in that specific class whose parents chose the school for Kindergarten.
We're still in touch with all of our friends though.
That's the great thing about living in a city like ours though. Although our kids may be going to different schools, you still end up bumping into everyone you know all of the time, whether it's on the sidewalk, in the park, at dance class, in a restaurant or going with a very good mommy friend to a benefit and in turn, running into half the city there (boy was that fun and a story for another day).
I've been fortunate enough to have kept in really close contact with our friends so we're constantly in contact by phone, FaceBook, E-mail, organized playdates and the best get-togethers of them all...those that consist of the moms going out on the town while the dads stay home with the kiddie kiddies. I think some of my mommy friends and I might be trying Mario Batali's Otto next. Looking forward to it!
I'm also happy to report that we've already had a playdate with one of Ava's new classmates. It was great. The mom was really nice and down to earth. The girls are the same age and so are our boys and all the kids got along perfectly. The mom was thoughtful enough to invite us as a family to Ava's new little friends Birthday party this coming Sunday.
It's great for the girls to spend this time together before the school year starts and we are all very excited to attend.