Can't believe today was the first day of school.
And this was the only photo I got! It's back to work for me soon, too, and even though I love what I do and where I work and who I work with, I realized how much I could get done at home just by myself, all week long, during school hours. Today was a luxury, going grocery shopping and running errands on my own schedule, with just me to worry about for a few hours. Next week it will be back to constantly rushing around, dropping off the kids, racing to work, then trying to squeeze grocery shopping and laundry in between school pickup and homework, cooking dinner, getting the kids ready for bed, and finally taking a breath when we read our bedtime story. Makes me tired just thinking about it! But we really did savor the summer days, I don't think we wasted a single one. Even when I locked us out of the house last week in 100 degree weather, we managed to make the best of it and had some fun.
Today I sent them off with backpack snacks, for them and their past and present teachers, and made my traditional softies - reminders for the girls that I'm missing them, thinking of them, and waiting to hear all the stories and details from their first day in fifth and second grade.
Rebecca's last year of elementary school. Mind boggling.