Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bye-Bye Summer.....



Last night we said "good-bye" to summer....really.
We had a great weekend.
On Sunday we went to the annual TORCH picnic. We visited with so many great families and it was so nice to reconnect. We met a new family from California, and welcomed them to our homeschooling group. We had great food and the kids got to spend time with many of their friends.
Yesterday I spent time around the house, putting the finishing touches on my school planning.
Tim and John took a bike ride with a friend, and then we headed off to the pool, under a brooding sky, to have one last swim before it closed for the season.
We were there for a couple of hours before the sky opened, and we had some rain. Then it seemed to clear up a bit, so we called a few of our friends to see if they were up for a swim. They were!
So we had the Andrews, Merkel, Baldwin, and Hoppel families all together, we ordered our pizza and the kids swam, just as before the pizza arrived, it started pouring again. Torrential.

But the kids were already wet, and the rain was warm, so we stayed, ate under the umbrellas, and had a blast, until the first bolt of lightning. Then we packed up our gear, and left in a hurry.

It poured for the rest of the night. It is chilly and dreary outside right now, and it just feels like a school day. I am thankful for the weather actually. It's much harder to buckle down while the sun is begging you to come out and play. We will have more gorgeous weather, but today it just feels a bit like Fall.

The boys are back to school today. More about that later.
It is hard to say Good-bye to the rest and relaxation of Summer, but it is good to be getting back to the routine and progress of school. I have to say I am excited about this year. I REALLY enjoyed having time to play with the boys this summer. We had a lot of fun.

I am looking forward, however, to getting back to watching them learn. They never cease to amaze me.

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