I'm not totally done with work for the summer yet because I'm teaching summer school and doing some summer projects, but the students are done! Grades are in! Books are counted! Classrooms are being cleaned! And Skyler is DONE with 1st grade. Oh my goodness.
She has met her 2nd grade teacher and is very excited because in 2nd grade you get TO SIT IN A DESK. This is big stuff, people.
Skyler started a journal called "What I Did On My Summer Vacation" and by dinner time (5 hours after summer began) she had written 3 pages.
I got out of a long and busy and stressful day of work at 3 and hopped on my bike for a ride through the most sunshiney, green, breezy day. Meanwhile, I got a last minute text from Lindsay to join her and my friend Casey at an outdoor kids' concert in Orono at 6. It would be tight, but I really thought this was the right way to start my kids' summer.
I got home at 5:15, packed some picnic stuff, ordered a pizza to take with us for dinner, hopped in the shower, snatched up the kids, picked up the pizza, and we made it to the concert picnic just in time. It was a lovely and sun-bathed scene of happy kids and folk music. I mean, please.
|Lindsay and Leah|
|kids dancing to Miss Julie and her band.|
|my new friend Suz with her daughter Georgianna.|
|Casey with her blondies Jake and Reese.|
I'd say this set the tone for an awesome summer.