The kids have been in school over a week now. They have been antsy about it for weeks....packing and unpacking their school supplies, organizing new school outfits, counting down the days. So fun to see them so excited. (Although the honeymoon phase is quickly fading...). I'm excited too...the sibling arguing seems to escalate all summer until I am ready to ban them to their rooms all day. And then school starts just in time and they just seem to get along better when they aren't together so much.
We were so glad to find out they have wonderful teachers and adorable classrooms. We attended back to school night two days before school began to re-learn where everything is (remember they were only in the school for about 7 weeks last year after we moved and before school was out for the summer). Helping Addy figure out where to line up and where Carson picks her up at the end of the day, and where they meet me after school. Got that all down. And school supplies all delivered and tucked away in their desk and cubbies.
And then the night before school started we had our traditional back-to-school feast. (well, as much of a feast as I can put on which consisted of home-made soup and dessert and pretty much store-bought everything else). We raced home from soccer to enjoy a little party! I made crowns this year for the kids (a la nie nie...love her!).
That night Trevor gave them each father's blessings. A little prayer and blessing that things will go well for the kids this year. I love that. It's such a wonderful start to the school year for all of us.
And then 7AM came pretty early to these kids who usually are getting up at 8:30 or 9:00! Yah, we are in for a major adjustment!!
And, totally unrelated, but my flowers have been awesome. Remember when I planted all those pots in the spring? They are at their peak right now as we near the end of summer and all the watering and dead-heading is paying off. They're beautiful! I am not a green-thumb at all, so this is huge for me...to actually keep plants alive the entire summer. It's such a treat to sit outside and enjoy these!!
And we also have a piles of tomatoes from the garden too. It's amazing how vegetables will grow when I'm not responsible for watering them...hooray for a sprinkler system in the new house. Very low maintenance and yummy produce!
I am enjoying the pace and routine after a busy summer. And the groove we get into when school starts. If only this warm weather would stick around too...