It is hard to believe that summer is at an end. That in just a few days we will be filling backpacks, lunchboxes and scrambling everyone out the door to get on the bus. The time has come for schedules, early mornings, early bedtimes.
I think we are all kind of ready. The kids are craving more of a routine these days and I think it will be good for them to get back to school. And....a little good for me too.
We are enjoying our last weekend. Last evening my sister and brother-in-law, Jess and Tom came in for an overnight visit. They are attending a wedding in Boston this weekend, and we were so happy to have them in our neck of the woods.
We had a great visit last evening and they spent most of today with us before they headed off to Boston. It was great to have them here and, of course, the kids loved it.
After they left, we broke out the sprinkler and let the kids get into their suits and run through the water. It was a hot and humid day, so they were happy for the relief of the cool water. Plus - I put the sprinkler near the plants so they got watered while the kids played. It was a win/win.
Mat and I spent the afternoon in the yard while the kids played. We dug up a few more bushes and planted a few more plants. We are SO CLOSE to having the front yard ready for grass. It is really getting exciting.
This evening Arlington and I watched Harry Potter 5 since we just finished the book. It was fun watching that together and knowing now it is on to book 6.
Tomorrow we are returning to Salem for a few hours to clean out the old house once and for all, and also attend our old church one more time. We are spending the whole day in Connecticut and will finally close that chapter on our lives.