Tomorrow is the last day of first grade for The Girl. It seems totally surreal, especially after coming off of a summer flu. This summer we are trying to have more activities to help fulfill her extrovert needs. So she will be starting karate and doing Literacy Camp at the school library. She did literacy camp last year and it was a really wonderful way to keep reading new books over the summer. I am also really excited to see how karate goes. We’ve heard so many wonderful things about the program and I know the study will benefit her beyond the dojo. Meanwhile, I’m still trying to wrap my head around having a 2nd grader and a prek 5 in the fall. The days are long, but the years are short seems to ring truer and truer.
The activities also build in some time for The Boy to do something away from her as well. Plus he gets to check out books at the library and while he’s a bit young for karate, I’m sure that he will be keeping a close eye on things.
Right now we are in the midst of summer getting serious. After such a cool spring it is a shocker. At least it isn’t over 100 degrees F … Yet. Yay for the neighborhood pool and the possibility of the beach. It’s also the time when we are picking between lights and a/c. In an effort to help the energy consumption, we bought an he washer. It’s soooo quiet. It’s pretty fab.
It is amazing how much laundry 4 people can generate, but this washer handles it like a boss. Yep I am drinking coffee and waxing poetic over an appliance.
So on this last day before school is out, it’s time for errands and some thank you note writing. … And a snow cone from the snow ball place.