Happy Friday everyone! There’s just something about Friday, isn’t there? The day seems to go a little faster, the coffee tastes a little better, and everyone is just a little happier. Or am I the only one who notices that?
If we were having some (extra delicious) coffee this morning, I would tell you that this was my kids’ last week of school for the summer. Now they’re off on their 3-week summer break. Well more like 2 1/2 weeks until J starts kindergarten in mid-August! I know 3 weeks probably sounds really short to some people, but for 3 small children who love the interaction of school and getting to see their friends, 3 weeks just drag by. Trust me, by the time break is over, they will all be ready to go back.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I can hardly believe that my first baby starts kindergarten in just 3 short weeks! It seems like just yesterday that I was bringing him home from the hospital and starting to muddle my way through this parenting thing. Even though J was old enough to start kindergarten last year, we decided to hold him for a year to give him time to mature a little more. There are many differing opinions on that, but I say without hesitation that for us it was a really good decision. J has grown up so much in the last year and while last year I would have worried myself sick over him in school because I knew he wasn’t mature enough, this year I have absolutely no qualms. He’s got this.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that Baby J is maturing my leaps and bounds too! I read a while back that around 24 months, a different part of the brain switches on and starts to control speech and certain areas of higher reasoning, and he definitely seems to be there. He gets new phrases and words all the time, and is just so. darned. cute.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that despite my not doing as much gardening as I had hoped this year (and getting almost none of our vegetables in), our garden is plugging along like usual. I swear, Kansas soil must be made for herbs because they grow like weeds in my garden!. Here are a few photos, just because.