Today was our first day back with Mommy at the helm and the downstairs schoolroom activity went much faster than usual due to the girl's desire to play with their friends next door. Maggie and Mary were finished by 10:30am, and that included practicing the piano. I can only imagine how much free time we would have if there were other children ready to play with every day.
While the kids are going to miss both sets of neighbors here (only Will doesn't have someone next door his age), our new house apparently has 3 children next door (according to those little happy family stickers on the back window of their minivan). I'm sure between our new neighborhood, church, and homeschool groups, they will make many, many new friends.