We have been here for a week now. In some ways this week was so incredibly long but in other ways, it really flew by.
We are looking at preschools for Claire and have visited one and plan on visiting another one this coming week. This preschool right next to the Clemson campus, and even more exciting, the Mellow Mushroom izza place! That prechool looks promising to us but I guess we'll just have to see!
We have visited the Greenville Mall and Anderson Mall, I really like the Anderson area, about 20 minutes from Clemson. Speaking of Clemson, I just love the school spirit around here! We hope to take the kids to a football game here sometime soon, I think they may like it, even if we can't see the whole game.
We have gone to the Walhalla Oktoberfest on Saturday just to get out a bit. On Sunday, We went to a church called Foothills Community Church. The kids loved it, Matt and I liked it but not too sure, we want to check it out a few more times. We just really enjoy Pastor Steve's way of preaching at Living Word and it's hard to compare. But the message at Foothills was good, and we visited on a really good day and really got a chance to see what this church was really about. I feel confident that it is a good church, I just miss my old one.
It baffles me at how well Claire is accepting this move she is already calling PA our "old home" and this place our home.. I can't even do that yet! I'm so glad for that. the girl are fighting so much more now but every once in awhile I'll see them kissing or hugging (followed by a push/shove!) So it's good to know at least the love is there.
I love that there are so many parks hiking trails and waterfalls around here. They are everywhere. We just checked out one briefly today. We were in the Appalachians at blue ridge trails, only about 20 minutes away. The girls loved it and I think we will do that stuff more often.
So far this week we have had nothing but sunny skies and warmth. The nights are getting colder though. And the sun seems much hotter here.
Over all it's been a good first week. I am stressed but mainly because the kids are not getting along well and I don't know where to take them to keep them occupied. Everyone is lacking sleep and are so cranky. Since I am busy with Claire and Noah, it can be hard to teach Emily the simple lessons that I have taught Claire at 2 years old (terrible twos). I am looking forward to Claire going to preschool so I can spend time with Emily and Noah and even just make sure I can practice with Emily in stores and teach her appropriate behaviors.
This post was rushed, I hope it made sense. I just wanted to do a quick update about our first week before I went to bed!