It's happened. They're back in school, and I'm not sure how that slippery summer slid past so slyly.It's the perpetual groundhog day experience, each year at the end of school I wonder what in the world we're going to do for the whole summer to keep everyone busy and happy and then before we have a chance to check off everything, it's time for fresh stacks of notebook paper, spotless shoes, and the scent of newly sharpened pencils.
We held our back-to-school dinner Sunday with the new theme Try Something New, pertaining to a few things.
My dad sent an engraved star to start us off, hung in our corner of blues. (You can get yours, any color and any phrase here!) Olive asked if they could wear the lemonade crown from last year when they had trying something new to report. Love her multi-purpose thinking.
This year is a new for us. We have a middle-schooler. What?!We went to school last week so she could practice her locker combination. Do you ever have those recurring nightmares? Mine is always that I'm back in high school and can't remember my locker combination or my class schedule. I wake up panicking every single time.
Ah. My school girls. We even almost got to school on time. That's our next goal.
With freshly shod feet, we made our annual walk as a family to see them off after hugs and kisses from and for everyone.
Meanwhile, I've still got two monkeys hanging around at home. This one will start a bit of school herself shortly,
and this one, not for a while. Gratefully.
ps that's a sneak peek at a post I've got coming up that I'm so excited about!