I met some of our neighbors and even though we're renting our house for now, I am absolutely in love with the neighborhood. It's so quiet and still and friendly.
Noah gets off the bus first, and I was relieved that he remembered which stop was ours, and then Carter's bus comes about the same time as Gray's an hour later- on opposite ends of the block! We were also waiting for our moving truck to arrive at that moment. Everyone made it and I think we're going to try a different bus stop for Gray today behind our house that I think might be more convenient. Noah has a theatre arts class and he thinks it's pretty cool (as do I!) Carter was super stoked about his new teacher and friends, and Gray's only comment about his first day was a long ranty complaint about the kids being too noisy on the bus. So, things are more normal than I thought they'd be after all.