Wednesday, August 3, 2011

First Days...Cherished Moments

New backpacks have now been broken in.  Special outfits have now been worn.  First day nervousness is now a thing of the past.  The girls are now officially third and first graders, and their summer has come to an end before it really even seemed to begin.  Welcome to the world of year round school.  

But that's okay.  We're squeezing every drop of summer out of every free moment we possibly can.  Dinners will still take place by the pool.  Sunset bike rides on the greenway will still trump movie nights, and babies will still stay up way past bedtime.

This week we stayed at the pool until the lights came on, despite unfinished homework left on the kitchen table.

Baby smiles (in a favorite yard sale find) made us forget about all that.

Time with friends playing mermaids was just as important as filling out first day paperwork.

Babies watched on while fighting over Cheerios.

It was high-flyin' fun.

I cherish these moments more than anything.  Hope you are squeezing every last drop out of your summer.  The nights are getting shorter, and it will be over before you know it.  Enjoy it while you can!


  1. I can't even think about summer ending. It makes me sad. I don't like the shorter days that come with fall/winter.

  2. Very sweet post. As a teacher, I feel school is important, but as a mother, I know that smiles and friends and everything else you listed are far more important than any books and papework ever could be.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE~~ Do send me those pics!


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