We love the heat and humidity, the long, sunny nights, and most importantly, the lack of planned activities, which allows for tons of family time.
If schooling my kids at home was a decision that I thought was wise, I wouldn't hesitate for one second. I would love to spend everyday at home with the 3 of them. But, that would be selfish, since I believe the best education for them does not come from me. Plus, they love their school, their friends, their teachers--they get SO much more than I could ever offer them. I know it's best, it's just sad and sometimes a little scary.
Anyways, since school is officially in swing today, I had to share my favorite end-of-summer pics from the past couple of weeks.
Peter with his team for the Ragnar Relay
Family chalk outlines (with Brady)
Picnic on a really hot day (8-26-13) at the Como Pool/Water Park
The boys at the Como Pool
Cooling off in the water at Como
Como Water Park
Marshall in his "new" (from the thrift store) life jacket.
Brady on the zip line at Como (Logan did it too!).
Marshall and Mommy waiting for the big boys.
Logan with Mudonna at the Saints game (9-2-13)