This was it. The final full week of summer vacation. We made the most of it with some fun and some preparation for the new school year. Here's a peek.
This afternoon I took the girls to an art fair in Chesterton. We went to visit our special friend, Al of Clement Clayworks. He and his wife are potters and I met them several years ago at another art fair. I loved their things so much that I actually had them make me a 12 piece place setting. I love my pottery!! Anyway, 2 of my bowls had been broken and needed replacing. While there, the girls tried their hands at some art too!
Painting "kitty masks". They had a lot of fun and Mr. Al even gave them each their very own pottery mug to take home!
Today was a very special day!! Ella and Kyla have both been talking quite a bit about cutting their hair. I figured it was their choice and if they didn't like it, it would grow back. So here they are before.
13" off of Ella and 10" off of Kyla!
Kyla looking gorgeous!
Ella so pretty and grown up!
Now we just have to decide where to donate the pony tails. Locks of Love or Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Any suggestions?
Worked on the calendar today. Not exactly a fun task but necessary to keep an active family of 6 organized.
And for those of you who are noticing the colored Sharpie's. Yes, I color code my calendar! Each person has a color, with black being used for something that involves is all. Type A?...Perhaps a little!!
Today I took Bryce to the middle school to check out his locker and take a look around. There will be a formal walk through on Monday evening.
He whipped his combination around like a pro and had that locker opened in no time! I know he will do well, but am still praying God's protection over him as he enters this next stage of life!
Today was our end of summer annual tradition trip. For the past 4 years, before school starts, we take a day trip to Michigan's Adventure. It is a very nice amusement/water park about 2 1/2 hours from our house. We had a great time riding rides and playing in the water.
The kids enjoying the water!
Today Ethan and Ella got to find out who they would have as a teacher this year. We stopped in the kindergarten wing first. Look who found her name on the list!
She found her seat too!
Ella will be in Mrs. Curry's afternoon kindergarten class! She is so excited!! How can my little girl be ready for kindergarten?!!
Ethan also found his class and seat!
Ethan will be in Mrs. Rice's 2nd grade class! He also is excited!
Today I threw the kids for a loop! It was lunch time and I was asking what people wanted. Ethan said, "I wish we could have ice cream for lunch!" I said, "Ok, what kind do you want?" You should have seen their faces!! They didn't believe me. Bryce actually thought I was being mean and trying to trick them. HA! Joke is on them, I was serious.
The lunch of champions on the last Saturday before school starts!
Hope you have had a great week and maybe some ice cream too!!