The end of August brought the first days of school...
My eager freshman, Savannah found the first week of school challenging and slightly overwhelming. After the second week, I think she's feeling more into the groove and going with the flow.
Jonas and Lorelei are off and running in 4th and 5th grade. Jonas wasn't loving the new schedule in 5th grade initially, but he's found his groove too, and is loving having two awesome teachers this year.
Bailey is just an old pro...he's a junior this year and gets to enjoy such advantages as off campus lunch. He's almost ready to get his driver's license. A few more practice hours and he'll be off to take the test. He's still loving his job at Kona Ice and managing work and school pretty well so far.
Our morning routine this year has been so much easier. I credit that with Lorelei's new medicine. Since she started taking a prescription medicine to help her sleep and relax her restless legs at night, she wakes beautifully each morning, ready to go. The morning sky in Texas is enough to inspire anyone to get out of bed and get going.
Off we go...
We are so excited about this first sign of fall...our pumpkins are growing! Last year, in our annual tradition of smashing our pumpkins down the hill in our yard, Lorelei apparently made sure a hunk of pumpkin made it into our flower bed. Imagine our surprise this summer when John pointed out our tiny pumpkin sprouts. It's in full bloom now and we can't wait to see how big our pumpkins will be. We've been blessed with plenty of rain this summer, so it should be a success. There are around a dozen blossoms. We will keep you posted.
Happy Labor Day friends...enjoy the extra day. And a great big welcome to September and fall.