Another summer weekend has passed, and one more weekend to go until we are back to school. I cannot believe I will have 2 kids in full-time school, and one in half days. Where do the years go? I know the kids are very excited to go back to their friends, find out who their teachers will be.
We had a busy weekend, but a good one. A BBQ on Saturday afternoon, and yesterday we took the two little girls out a bit of errand running, checked out a large tent trailer. Our little girls got two pairs of new shoes each. Now, we just need to buy for Cameron and Claire for school. I find it is easier to go in teams, rather than all at once. The girls are easy to buy for, but my son, he is a different story! He is more picky about how his shoes fit and feel on his feet. Hopefully it will be smooth. This year, three pairs of indoor shoes for school for three kids. I now will have a two year break before Catie enters grade school!
We are pretty much ready for school. We have backpacks for all, Carly got hers for a birthday gift, and lunch kit too. And of course the others have them from previous years. We are pretty much ready in the clothing department. Maybe a few things for Claire, but for now all of the summer clothing will do. I am sure the weather will be nice right into October this year. When I need too, I will pull out the clothing bin, and switch out the summer to the fall and winter in the kids' closets.
We are quickly crossing items off our forever growing to do list. We have back fence going in, gutters being replaced, a toilet to re-do upstairs and a bit of painting to finish in a few areas of the house. And of course, baby prep!
We have more birthdays coming up too. Cliff and Catie's are coming up really fast, and then my father in laws. Then, all of the October birthdays coming! September and October are busy around here! I know the months will go fast. We are also looking forward to having Aunty Amy sleep over for a couple of nights in September! The kids are so excited!
I have already drawn up my Christmas list. I plan on getting all of that done by the end of September! I want to be completely done early so that when baby shows up, we will be good to just rest up before Christmas holidays etc. Such a busy time.
Well, I am going to enjoy this last week of summer vacation. We have a couple of play dates set up to break up the week. And, we are in full swing with our house rules, earlier (school bedtime) and earlier rise time so that we will be prepared for the first day of school! I pride myself on being on time! There will be no lates on the report cards!! EVER!
I cannot believe how fast the past nine weeks have gone by. It has been a lovely summer. Next summer there will be six kids! Yippee!