This morning, I emailed Eli's school to ask if we could come check out his classroom, because we're going to be gone during the school's open house. Eli was mad at me because I hadn't put in a teacher request for him, and he didn't get the teacher he really wanted. I was bummed, because I really liked the teacher he wanted as well, so when we got to the school, I talked with the principal about switching him. She was so nice, and said that it would work out fine--so now Eli has the teacher we'd hoped (I know her because Noah had her in preschool and in third grade).
Tomorrow, I'm going to take Noah to the middle school to check out his classroom as well. I cannot believe he's going to the middle school! It's seems like he was just starting kindergarten yesterday. He's nervous about the new building, so I want him to be able to find his way around before we go on vacation. Our flight lands in Cleveland at 7:00 the night before the kids start school--and Cleveland is a little over two hours away from home. Usually, the kids start school the Wednesday after Labor Day, but this year, it's Tuesday, which surprised me. I'll just (hopefully) have them sleep on the drive home from Cleveland.
Jerry was off work today, so we decided to go to a local dairy farm this afternoon. We usually go once or twice each summer. They have a bunch of animals you can pet and feed, and they have fresh ice cream that they make there.
It's kind of strange, but I'd only had ice cream once since starting the intuitive eating at the beginning of this month. Ice cream is my very favorite food, but whenever I ask myself what I truly want to eat, I'm surprised that ice cream is never the answer. Today, though, ice cream sounded perfect, so I figured I might as well have really good ice cream at the dairy farm.
We ate our ice cream first, and then walked around to check out the animals. I always love feeding the goats! Their mouths are so small and they nibble all the feed right out of your hand.
We went inside the barn where the calves were, and my heart pretty much melted when I saw several kittens running around. There was a really pretty mama cat lying on a chair in the sun, and about four or five kittens (all black except for one, which was gray). The mama cat was very friendly, and let us pet her, but the kittens were very skittish.
One of the kittens was hanging out with a calf, and it was SO cute to watch them interact with each other! The kitten would walk back and fourth right under the calf's nose, and then stand up nice and tall when the calf took notice.
It was almost like the kitten was teasing the calf, who was pretty clumsy on his feet. So cute! There was a sign on the door that said NOT to take home any of the cats or kittens, and when we asked what that was all about, they explained that people had been taking kittens home when they were way too young to leave the mother.
The pigs were hilarious. There were three of them, and they were so fat and content to just lie on the hay and sleep. They weren't fenced in, so they could just get up and walk away, but they obviously weren't interested ;) It was hard to tell if they were even breathing, but then we saw them looking at us when we walked by.
Of course the kids are now begging for a kitten, but there is no way that's going to happen ;)
The intuitive eating has been going really well, and I'm very happy with it! I'll write about that tomorrow. Tonight, Jerry and I are going to watch a movie.