Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First Day of School

In the midst of a move, Summer Vacation ends. Summer seemed so long when I was a kid. Now it seems like it was gone in the blink of an eye.

Right before Audrey's birthday in April, her dad came home from his training in the Army, and it hasn't slowed down since. Two birthdays, a wedding in Albuquerque, last days of school, a baby blessing and a priesthood ordination (lots of family in town), Ben finding a new, full-time job (yay!) which requires out of state business trips (not so much yay), Bad Wolf Day, Ben going back to do more Army training in Nebraska, Summer Library reading, Highland Games, Day Camp for the kids, our 14th wedding anniversary, family picnic and fireworks on the 4th of July, our Jump into Summer learning workpages and activities, playdates with cousins, Ben's birthday, and a variety of trips to the zoo and dinosaur museum. It was in the final week or two of summer break that I realized we didn't even go camping this summer. What a shame! What a whirlwind!

Even today, on the first day of school, it doesn't end. Ben left for another business trip an hour before Audrey went to school. However, keeping with our new tradition, I took these cute pictures of the kids in their new school outfits. I started this last year, with Audrey writing her own name and Henry holding a sign showing what she wants to be when she grows up. I think it will be fun to see the changes that happen over the years and the inklings of a photobook for high school graduation comes to mind! :)

When she grows up, she wants to be a Zoo Keeper!
A girl after my own heart. :)

When he grows up, he wants to be a Robot!

If only you knew the fight we had at the store over this shirt... oh, wait. What? We never fight....

Our Monkey!

It'll be a bit lonely in the house with Audrey gone for the better part of the day, but I'm sure we'll manage it. We already finished Henry's preschool work for the day! I'll be glad to get into a routine... and to get all these boxes out of my house!


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