I don't know what it was but this summer was HARD!
When I think about it and try to pinpoint what it was I can't come up with anything specific.
We took some fun family trips, saw a few new movies, and conquered two weeks of swimming lessons. Whatever the case, I survived, and last thursday sent my kids off for another school year.
This guy is in 8th grade! My nerves are still intact because he's at a charter school that goes from K-8th grade. We haven't had to do all that scary middle school/ junior high stuff. Next year will be a different story. Preston is such a good kid. He has a soft heart and a strong sense of who he is. He knows that others might not agree with his high standards but he doesn't care. He wants to do what is right- ALWAYS. He's been an axample to me on many occasion.
He's in the process of negotiating a laptop for Christmas and can always be found playing computer/video games.
This guy is starting 6th grade. Seriously!? He's the king of the school in the emelentry school he attends. Logan still has a passion for basketball and we're going broke keeping him in shoes. He reminds me so much of two of my brothers lately. His silly sense of humor keeps us laughing always. We're hoping he gets their height, too. He's come a long way with his anxiety- first day of school was nothin' for him. I love his kind heart and the way he watches out for his little sister. He never wants anyone to feel left out or excluded, and always tries to follow the rules.
This girl started 3rd grade! She still lets us call her "Baby" but is anything but. Paris has a sense of style that reminds me of myself at her age. It's a bit embarssing to think I was like that :o) but I'm trying to help her embrace who she is. She's such a little mother/teacher. Plays school and babysits stuffed animals daily. She still LOVES to play 'quilt shop'. She knows how to push he brothers' buttons and tries to play the 'baby sister' card to get her way. We're working on that. ;o) But she'll still climb up on the couch and nestle between The hubs and I and say "It's better with three" Gotta love her.
To reward myself from all the hard work over summer vacation it was only fitting that I hit up Cafe Rio.
The hubs and I had a nice lunch outside enjoying the freedom that school allows and a little bit of peace and quiet.
I sure love my kiddos and am so proud of them!
Now it's time for me to get to work. :o)