But things changed when they turned 3, and we put them into preschool. At first it was only 2 days a week for 2 and 1/2 hours a day. Their first day of Preschool was in August of 2011.
Last Fall, they began their 2nd year of Preschool (or Kindergarten Readiness). They were gonna go 5 days a week for 2 and 1/2 hours each morning. Once again, they were excited to be seeing their teachers and friends, and I was excited to be able to go to the gym again (among other things)! Ben also attended Public preschool on an IEP to work on his socialization Monday through Thursday for 2 and 1/2 hours every afternoon. As much free time as I thought I was gonna get, I didn't factor in the 2 hours every day in the car that I would be picking them up or dropping them off. Most of the time I would book a photo shoot while they were in school, so I didn't find that I was able to get a whole lot done, but I still appreciated the extra "kid free" time I was going to be getting.
And now here are my "babies" all grown up and officially graduating Preschool for the 2nd and final time.
Like last year, the twins had their graduation ceremony. They sang songs and recited little poems. And Ben and Sydney were chosen to hold the flag for the whole class. I was a very proud mama :)