The kids and I kind of went crazy when he was gone. We loved roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Willem was especiallly crazy about having a fire out in the fire pit in our picnic area. I tried to get a handle on the weeds in that picnic area, I made a dent.
We also had rootbeer floats several times for a treat - yum. We belted out songs from the top of our lungs. We BBQd with friends, had old friends stop by to visit, enjoyed time with Liz and her kids yesterday. Merit gave the gang golf cart rides. We rented movies, stayed in our pjs all day one day... just really took advantage of the last sweet days of summer break. And now it is sort of back to reality. Vance goes back to work tomorrow and Merit starts second grade. I want to embrace the schedule we will get back into, but the freedom of summer was pretty great.
Merit and I went to his school's Open House tonight. It made me both sad and excited. We will miss him while he is at school! Time goes by so fast. He'll be a second grader! His classroom was so cute and his teacher so sweet! He is going to have a great year.
Hazel was far too busy exploring to even look at the camera.
There was an Autumn crispness in the air today.
I do look forward to fall, but hope we have some days
of summer left.
We look forward to Labor Day weekend! A long weekend for
Vance and Merit.