Thursday, July 28, 2011

It May Still Be Hot, But Summer is Almost Over

I got two things in the mail this past week that made me realize that summer is almost over. Addie's future preschool sent a letter with information regarding the parent meet-and-greet in August and info on her first day of school!! Ahhh!

I also got an invitation to my back-to-school faculty workshop and dinner that takes place in like 3 WEEKS!!! I have really enjoyed the time off this summer, but I am always anxious to get back to the classroom. I just can't believe we are going back so soon!!

Where did all the time go this summer? I swear I had a list a mile long of things I wanted to do. Some have been accomplished, but most have not. For example, I haven't done a SINGLE scrapbook page. Not one. This was actually a New Years resolution too and I am already 6 months in the hole. I guess I know what will be on next year's resolution list too. Ha!

But instead of focusing on the negative, I want to try and remind myself that summer isn't about working your ass off. It's about having fun and enjoying some down time. And we have definitely done a lot of that. I've had a lot of fun girl's nights out, trips to the movie theater, I've managed to read 3 books, do some home decorating (pics of my made-over living room coming soon) and have LOTS of playdates.

One of the things I love best about summer is having all my teacher friends and family available for weekday playdates!! My cousin Kris and I don't get to see each other much during the school year because she is a full-time working mama so we have tried extra hard to get together this summer. We were able to play today and the kids had so much fun together! I, of course, forgot my camera so I only got one usable pic on my phone and that isn't even great. But you can see all the kiddies enjoying a nice lunch together :-)

Krissy's hubby Chuck was home today too and the kids pretty much played with him the whole time. He was like a human jungle gym. They loved him :-) While the kids played with him, Krissy and I got to sit and chit chat, which rarely happens at playdates. Ha! Thanks for the great time today Kris!!! I hope you got better pics than I did :-)

In addition to fun playdates, I've also tried to do other fun things with the kids this summer. Sadly, the heat has really put a damper on our outdoor activities so before the school year starts, I am hoping to get to the zoo at least one more time and I would like to get some swimming days in at my parents house and our beach club. Come on Mother Nature...throw us a bone here!

So...has reality set in for anyone else that summer is almost over? Are you happy or sad about it? I have mixed feelings. On one hand I love having "free time" with the kids but on the other hand, we are totally lacking any sort of routine around here and the Type A side of me misses that. Now...ask me this again in the middle of October when we are up to our eyeballs in activities and responsibilities. Ha! At least it will be cool by then :-)

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