Emily and Ben started school today. It really couldn't have come at a better time. I loved our summer together. It was an absolute blast. But, it was time. Time for them to read a book, to learn, to be on a schedule. It's the perfect ebb and flow of the school year. The summer started right when they need a break, and it ended right when I needed a break.
Emily is in the fourth grade this year. She had me chop off 3 or more inches of her hair last night. She looks so sweet.
Ben is in second grade this year. He always looks so handsome.
Noah was totally bored with the photo shoot.
Noah got to join in a picture.
The kids have stellar teachers, and I know we are going to have a great year. Noah starts preschool after Labor Day. I'm just praying he doesn't walk in and run out, like he did with karate last week.
In any case, it was nice to get the kids off to school. I came home to a quiet house, and Noah and I went for a bike ride with my friend Dakri. We missed our exercise all summer long. It just didn't happen with all the kids home. It felt good to get out there and stretch our legs. I could've done without the hills, but the views were beautiful. We saw ducks or geese (not sure), horses, alpaca, goats, jackrabbits. No wonder Noah wasn't bored on the back of my bike.
It's nice to get back on track. The house was so quiet today. I got tons of work done. I think school started just in time.