While our summer vacation has been memorable, I'm not sure I share her sentiment. Tomorrow is the first day of school for both kids and I'm ready...
1. School supplies have been purchased and teachers have been met - Natalie was thrilled to get Mrs. Raymond this year and shared with me "Did you know a cool fact about Mrs. R. is that she is perky!"
2. Noah is beginning 5th grade at a new school and while he is nervous, he is also excited. However, when I asked him what he was looking forward to most, 'making new friends' was not the response I heard. Instead he said, "maybe I'll meet a girl."
Both kids have grown so much this summer. Last week we visited Grant's Farm and during the Animal Encounter Show Noah raised his hand to be volunteer. I couldn't believe it. Normally, when anyone asks for a hand, Noah is practically hiding under the seats. Later in the day he said yes to riding a camel...a camel!
|Feeding hungry goats at Grant's Farm...it never gets old.|
|Noah was part of the "rat race" at Grant's Farm's Animal Encounter Show.|
|Noah took a couple laps with Gumby.|
|Noah was invited to explore the Museum of Transportation with his new friend.|
|My favorite view that day. The two boys chatting about their train adventures.|
|Noah and Natalie cashed in on their free Magic House tickets earned from the library's summer reading program.|
|This week Steve made me 8 jars of blackberry jam. |
I haven't been good about rationing it.
|We spent Sunday afternoon fishing at Suson Park with my brother's family.|
|Noah surprised us all by picking up a pole. |
He was so proud of his catch.