The end of summer flew by and we've been busy ever since.
|These walls are so FUN to touch!!!!|
I was happy to get in a few final field trips with the girls - it was our very last Field Trip Friday until next summer. Our girls Field Trip Fridays started about 4 years ago and consisted of me and the girls exploring our community. We visited places big and small - anything from visiting museums and parks to walking around our neighborhood looking for different types of leaves. These days were the highlight of my week where I just had fun with the girls and let the housework and laundry pile up. Emma had off on Fridays in pre-school so our tradition continued while Julia was in school, but this year Emma will be in school full-time Monday-Friday so our Field Trip Friday will take a hiatus for the school year.
|Look at me!!|
|A brief rest|
|Julia is such a good photographer|
|HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Kindergartner|
|You're new. Let me check you out. Ok, we're friends. Did you know the bus ride is my favorite part of the day??!!|
|I'm ready to go. Don't worry about me, Mommy. I'm not a bit afraid and don't need to give you a second glance :-)|
A friend I met through this blog - LOVE how this blog has introduced us to so many wonderful families! - told us about some local swim classes for children and siblings. It's held in a heated pool at a semi-local facility/house for adults with cerebral palsy and it's something our children can do together and they really love it when they can take classes together. This summer Emma made huge gains in swimming with a float ring (the $1 floats you can get at the drug store) around her body and she loves to swim "laps" in the pool. So we figured it is a good time to start lessons again. Julia is a strong swimmer and has been for a while but she loves swim lessons so we enrolled her to work on her technique a bit. Both girls love the lessons but I think they enjoy the last 5 min. in the hot tub more :-) Who wouldn't want to end a swim lesson with a soak in the hot tub? I just might sign myself up for the next session...just kidding.
Here is a photo I just have to include. I took it on Back to School night. Emma's artwork is circled in yellow here. I just LOVED seeing her art alongside her classmate's work. Such a proud moment for me!