Today was the last day of elementary school for my 2 older kids. I am so excited to start our easier summer schedule! And have a 3 month break from packing lunches! I celebrated by throwing their lunchboxes away. They'd gotten pretty nasty throughout the year and all the washing them with baking soda or vinegar to get rid of the smells just never quite did the trick. We'll start fresh in the Fall.
Somewhere between attending my 3rd grader's awards ceremony this morning and my 1st grader's end of the year luau lunch party, the 2 littles and I made cookies and this "Happy Summer" sign to help celebrate the occasion.
Every year as an end of the year gift, I give each of my kids, even the preschool ones, a big (550 page) workbook for their next grade level, to keep them fresh over the summer. It seems like a real "Seriously, Mom?" kind of gift, but the funny thing is my kids are always so excited with the workbooks that they immediately start working on them!
Then there was this:
Nothing like a slip n' slide to ring in summer!
After the slip n' slide fun was over, I dumped off the water and hung it up on the swingset to dry. Then I got busy with laundry, dinner, helping little ones with workbook pages they wanted to do, and cleaning out the workbook drawer to make room for the new books. Without thinking (or maybe because I was doing 4 things at once) I let the dog out into the backyard. The light blonde dog that just got a bath and blow-dry yesterday thanks to an hour of work by my 9 year old and I.
A few minutes later, this showed up at the backdoor:
She apparently had a fine time rolling and rubbing around in the mud generated by the slip n' slide!
I declared her to forever more be an outdoor dog.
My husband came home from work about an hour later, though, had pity on the filthy creature and bathed her.
There's no school tomorrow and early swim team workouts don't start until next week, so what are the chances my kids sleep in, in the morning?