Friday, August 2, 2013

Winding Down

Summer vacation is winding down for us. The kids start school in 2 days. I'm happy and sad at the same time.

We had the meet and greet at school with their teachers last night. Ben has the same teacher as she moved from 1st to 2nd grade this year and took her whole class with her. She's a great teacher, so we are thrilled that he will have her again this year. Emily got the teacher we were hoping for, Mrs. Jackson. She's our friends all time favorite teacher, so you know she's great. Her room was well organized and she seemed so on top of things. I look forward to another great year.

Noah doesn't start preschool until after Labor Day, so we'll have a month before he goes. Will I be sad? Maybe a little, but M, W, F from 8:30-11:15 is not a lot of time. I have BIG plans for that 2 hours and 45 glorious kid free minutes. Well, the plan is working out, grocery shopping, volunteering at the school and working. The glorious part is that it will be kid free.

Today, we decided to end the summer with our fun filled Friday's. We started at the tennis courts. Tennis, basketball, stomp rockets, hoola hoop.
And when the kids got bored with that they did cheer.
And played swords.
Then, we hit the pool for 90 minutes. It was a great ending to a really great summer. My kids are tan. Their hair is streaked with blonde from the sun and I know they have loads of memories from the past two months.

We are ready to start a new school year!


Anonymous said...

It just seems like the summer went so quickly and yes, I think your kids did have a great "Outdoorsy" kind of summer ... camping, time at the lake in Idaho and exploring the Mountains, streams and oceans of BC. Wow what more could they ask for not to mention the outdoor tennis and pool time in AZ. It gives them a lot to talk about should anyone ask them how they spent their summer!
Hope they have a great upcoming school year.☼

Linda said...

School let out here for Sarah around May 23 and she goes back on August 20th, so almost a full 3 months off. I cherish that time and am never ready for it to end, especially this year, since this is my girl's LAST year. Can you believe that? Someday soon you'll be saying that. It does fly by.

I'm so glad you enjoyed a wonderful summer and hope your kids have a great school year! :D They always seem to do well with no troubles. Here it's not always the case, and I have to nag, nag, nag.... in that case, I'm a tiny bit happy that the grade school years are coming to an end for us.

Love to you and yours,