August 29, 2017
Ready or not, Kindergarten here we come!
After much prayer and consideration, we decided to enroll our oldest in our local church school. He has been in school for almost a week and loves it. We love his teacher and I think it's going to be a good year for him.
I'm so proud of myself. I made it through the classroom and campus tour without any tears. The teacher wisely ended the tour at the playground. This gave parents the opportunity to slip away unnoticed by their kiddos. As I said good-bye to the teacher, she did the unthinkable....she wrapped me in the biggest hug and I lost it and cried.
I should probably mention that I know the teacher. I've substituted for her, I did service learning in her classroom and she was one of my Master Teachers in college. And worked with her daughter at Pine Springs Ranch for several summers.
Having a teacher I love and respect has made this transition easier for me. I'm excited to see what this year holds for us and I'm looking forward to seeing my son learn and grow.
August 14, 2017
August 7, 2017
Summer is flying by! We have about two weeks of summer left, and are determined to take advantage of these last few days to spend time together. Sabbath afternoon, we took a spur-of-the-minute trip up to Pine Springs Ranch. Anyone who knows our family understands the significance of Pine Springs Ranch in our lives. I grew up there, I met my husband there and I love being able to take my kiddos to experience camp.
Our kids loved exploring the camp Fort. The original Fort burned down in the summer of 2013, so this one is fairly new. Lucas enjoyed climbing the ladder to the Fort's main tower. The first time he tried it I was nervous and wanted him to wait for me. However, he apparently didn't "hear" me say wait and by the time I met him at the bottom of the ladder he was already standing on top of the tower's platform making ninja poses.
It was crazy seeing old campers as staff. I had several young ladies say hi and share with me that I was their counselor/riding instructor at camp. I love seeing old campers become staff.
With summer winding down I wanted to revisit my original "Summer Adventure" to do list.
Revisiting my to do list:
- Take the train to the beach
Family trip to the San Diego Safari Park/Zoo Day trip to the mountains for fresh air and hiking Try something new and unique to our local area Go to a baseball game Go to a movie (this one is for Lucas since he has never been to a movie theater)
- Make ice cream
Go horseback riding at Grandma's house