Monday, August 13, 2007

First day of school

Today is the first day of school in our area. Never mind that the temps around here last week were over 103 just about every day. Ah, well while the schools are roasting, I mean teaching the children, I'll be hosting a back to school moms brunch for a few friends. The little ones will still be with us.

We ended the summer break with a neighborhood ice cream social in our front yard on Saturday night. Lots of fun, lots of sugar, lots of kids running around all sugared up.

Happy first day of first grade, Erin!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Summer recap: Barbie ballet

Next up on our summer recap is our week at Barbie ballet. Erin's been taking ballet since she was 3, and Lauren has watched Erin take dance class since she was 1. Tired of waiting in the front room, Lauren finally had her chance to take ballet class for one week! The girls were in two different classes. Audrey, Maya and Lauren were in the 3 year old class and Erin and Emily were in the 5 year old class.

Erin had fun, but Lauren loved, loved the class. She dances just about every day for us. Both girls will continue weekly lessons when school starts. Erin had made some noise that she might not continue in the future, which is fine. Lauren, for now, is dedicated to dance!

Barbie ballet
Originally uploaded by bloggerjeanne

Barbie Ballet
Originally uploaded by bloggerjeanne
more ballet

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Summer recap: pony rides

At the beginning of the summer (May, around here) we went on a Mom's Club outing to the stables at Fort Gordon. It was our first trip to Fort Gordon, and my first trip to a military base, for that matter. I didn't realize they had so many things for civilians! The pony rides were great, and there was a great play / picnic area that we visited afterwards. The play area had three different playset areas, and a shaded picnic area. We also found this biggest pine cones ever! Keep in mind for Christmas crafts.

pony rides
Originally uploaded by bloggerjeanne

Pony rides
Originally uploaded by bloggerjeanne

Pony rides
Originally uploaded by bloggerjeanne

Summer almost over

On Monday, Erin starts school. Crazy I know! So in our world, summer is almost over. At least school is starting two weeks later than last year. I've done a pitiful job of blogging this summer, so my plan for the next few days is to post a recap of some of the highlights of our summer.