So, it's September. Summer had to end. It was such a good one. School started up. Ava is gone. Like, 8:30-3 gone. She had a play date last week and was gone until 5. I fed her, chatted with her, read with her, then squeezed her and she was off to sleep, just to wake up and be gone again. She loves it, of course. I have really enjoyed just being with the boys, but I miss her.
The few days before school got quite crazy with the hurricane clean up and what not, but we were able to squeeze in a tradition that we decided to start this year. Yes, we stole this tradition from NieNie. But, I'm sorry, how can I not copy such a great tradition. It totally puts the focus off of the new clothes and backpack and on to how to be better. The back to school feast! The main part of the tradition that I love is giving your family a theme for the year. We settled on this:
So I made them each a crown to let them know how special they were and how important their new "roles" in the family were going to be.
We miss you at home Ava. But we know you are such an awesome first grader!