Summer has officially ended for the kids, and today was back to school for the elementary school! Is this child excited to start 3rd grade? I think the pose says it all! She couldn't wait to start the day! A new backpack and fresh school supplies are just the way to start the new school year!
Ashlyn asked me a few day ago, "Mom, is it OK if I want to reinvent myself?" She said she wanted to be more "tom-boyish" and maybe it was time for all the fancy hair bows to go. Oh no, not the hair bows! I was hoping we could get one more year out of wearing all those darling hair bows I love so much! So, today she wore a headband and no bows, (bummer) and high top sneakers...definitely a new look for this new 3rd grader!
Paint-splattered pants...the "new" look! Gee, maybe we could make a fortune marketing our own version...wouldn't that be fun to make! :-)
Ashlyn waiting for the bus to arrive on our little bridge. Today was also a first as Tom was able to come to school on the first day, and take pictures! It sure is nice having Daddy home for all these special milestones!
Now that school is back in session, (Kyle starts tomorrow) I will hopefully have time to get back to visiting all my blogger friends, and real life friends too! I have missed you! We have sure been busy the last few weeks. Ashlyn and I went camping with Girl Scouts where we got to try archery, hike, put on skits, eat smores and sleep under the stars! There was "Groovy Goat Camp" this week where Ashlyn learned how to show goats, milk the goats, and make lots of groovy goat crafts! Kyle had a visit to the oral surgeon where he had 5 teeth removed and braces go on next week! Tom got his resume completed, played a few rounds of golf, and we accepted an offer on my parents home in Red Bluff! All in all, much is getting accomplished...but blogging!
I look forward to catching up on all of your lives, and hearing what the new school year has in store for you and your children! Happy End of Summer and Beginning of School!