Saturday, August 16, 2014

Back to School

I did not intend to neglect the blog this week, but life was a little hectic with back to school shenanigans.  On Monday, both of the boys were home since summer camp ended and Nick didn't start school until Thursday, so we had a little Mama/Sons adventure by going to have lunch with my Mom and then tracking down some of the STL 250 cakes.  We managed to have quite the scenic tour of Illinois and downtown St. Louis and we knocked 9 cakes off our list!  Slowly but surely, we will get all 250!

On Tuesday, Jack moved from the Infant Center at his pre-school to the big boy 2 year old room and while it is just a parking lot away from his former room, it seems like such a big deal!  He has been in the Infant Center since he was 10 1/2 weeks old, so it was a hard transition...at least for me!  There might have been tears on my part.  It was bittersweet saying goodbye to the sweet women who have loved and cared for him during the day for the past 2 years, but they are not too far away and Jack seems to be transitioning well into his new classroom.

We also had Curriculum Night at Nick's school on Tuesday evening and it was nice to drop off his school supplies, see his classroom, and get to know his teacher.  I've been fortunate enough to get to know his teacher over the past two years as she is very involved with our Parent/Teacher Organization and I was so excited to find out that Nick would be in her class.  It's going to be a great year!

Nick's first day of school was Thursday and the year is off to a great start!  It's bittersweet realizing that our days of swimming and general summer merriment are nearing a close, but it is nice getting back into our school year groove!

My boys have been blessed to have wonderful teachers in their lives; from our family and friends to the teachers at school who allow them to grow, learn, question, create, and play and I am thankful for the role that each has played in their lives!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."