Remember the old days, when school started after Labor Day instead of the end of July? We're still on that schedule. Since this blog is part family scrapbook, I've included the obligatory 'first day' photo. Lucas is in 4th grade, Nichole is in 2nd, and Keandre is officially a Kindergartener. No backpacks or school supplies to purchase for their Montessori school -- they keep it nice and simple. :)
Nichole celebrated her 8th birthday on the first day of school. The class sang her a special song while she held a globe and walked around the 'sun' (a candle) eight times.
The kids are excited to be back in school with their friends. Andy and I are glad they're back in school, too. ;) Really, though....we are blessed to know our children are together and have caring and motivated teachers.
In August, we made a last-minute trip to CA to visit family. You know the kids are growing up when you arrive more refreshed instead of completely exhausted, and actually enjoy yourself while there. :)
Andy and his parents took the kids to La Jolla for a day while I enjoyed a little R & R.
Then Andy and I headed back out to La Jolla for a date night, complete with a walk on the beach under a full moon. Wish we could do that more often!
A little cousin time and a birthday celebration rounded out the week.
And we can't forget the caterpillars. Classic Lucas.
We finished out the week with a trip to see Auntie Elise and cousins Claire and Kyndra on the way home. We'll definitely be heading back to that river. Maybe we'll visit Elise and the girls while we're at it. ;)