Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Last Days of Summer & First Days of School

We packed in the final days of summer with tons of fun.

 Sewing projects for the kids' Idaho animals.

A trip to Burke Lake Park with Dad.

"All aboard!"

Tess and Drew have become pros at riding the merry-go-round.  

Tess, home from the pool at 8 pm: "Oh good, there's still time for us to stay up and watch the nighttime sky!"

Tess and Drew, gazing down on their subjects.  

 Occoquan bakery run.  "I'll have a sugar cookie and a millionaire dollar cookie and a monster cookie."

The porch of "Mom's Apple Pie Bakery" makes for a great racetrack.  

And then it came to an end...

Tess' first day of First Grade!  She had a few worries in the morning, but no tears.  
She had a great day, if you leave out the part about coming home with a 103 degree temperature!

She ended up missing the rest of the first week of school with a 
104 degree fever that raged on for 6 days.

 Drew's first day of preschool at St. Matthews.  He will be attending 2 mornings a week, from 9-11:45 each day.  The other two days we will be part of a home preschool group.

Drew's first day and Tess' second day!

Drew was very excited be starting his own school, and having somewhere to go in the morning "just like Dad."  I walked him, got him situated playing play-doh and told him I was going to go.  His eyes welled up and got all red.  His teacher reassured him, he wiped his eyes, put on a fake smile and waved goodbye!  He did just great and was very proud of his first day.

Drew with his official St. Matthew's tote.  Green, of course.


Dipsy said...

Brave little man.

Dipsy said...

Brave little man.

Marzipan said...

Aw, so grown up! What adorable kids you have!