When I was a child I always knew the date of the first day of school because it was the Monday after the Labor Day weekend. Quite some time later they changed it to the Monday before Labor Day and ended the week with a three-day weekend. Nowadays, the first day of school falls in August and is a few weeks before the official end of summer.
My crew went back to school this week. Yesterday, in fact. They left with smiles intact, sporting new school uniforms and positive attitudes. I, although not a fan of the stringent school-year schedule, drove them to their schools and waved enthusiastically. It is exciting, right? Their fresh little minds excited about absorbing new knowledge, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I am proud of my crew and can see how they’ve grown and changed over the past year. Even my little granddaughter started head start on Monday. Can you tell we’re serious about education?
We’re also serious about fun.
The children had a fabulous summer and spent a lot of time with their father while I focused on my health. I didn’t get to do as much with them as I would have liked, but here you can see what we were up to.
Anna celebrated her 7th birthday at Big Boot Ranch. She was sheriff, of course, and had a blast. I must admit it was one of the best parties I’ve hosted and everyone enjoyed themselves. In the end, that’s all that really matters.