Thursday, September 03, 2009

First Day of School-End of Summer

Sigh, today was the first day back to school. Earlier than usual, traditionally here it's after Labor Day, but not this year (maybe because Labor Day was so late? The tentative last day of school is still June 17, without snow days), I dunno. Elena was so excited. She had her backpack filled, decorated with buttons she loves to collect and clothes laid out for this morning last night. She went to bed at 9:30, but didn't get to sleep til after 11:00 AM and was up early, too excited. I'm glad she loves school, but the structured days are going to kick her butt the first few.


This means the end of summer here. Yeah, the pool is still open, but unusually cooler weather has it at a chilly 75 degrees (cold to me) and Saturday is supposed to hit 84, but then mid to high 70's after that. We'll close it in a few weeks.

We had a terrific summer, hitting Delaware, beaches in Ocean City, Maryland and North Wildwood. Parties with friends, cook-outs with friends, etc. We even got a few Phillies games in this year. We got lucky, each planned beach excursion was rain free, and it rained a lot this summer here, more than usual.

I'll leave you with some pics from some of the Summer fun! (Look how tall Elena's gotten!)



Tiffany said...

It looks like you had a wonderful summer!

Getting back into the routine of school has been tough around here, but the girls love their teachers so I'm looking forward to a nice school year.

75?? We dropped down to 88 and I almost grabbed a jacket! :-)

Laura said...

Wow, kids go back to school late there in NJ! Most of the schools here in the Cleveland area went back the third week of August. My kids' first day was August 24th. They get out the first week of June, though.

It's rained almost every day this summer here in Cleveland. Some days have barely hit 70. That's OK with me though, because I can't stand that 80+ degree weather anymore.

I'm totally jealous that at 45, you can still wear a bikini! You're lucky to still be so thin. I haven't worn a bikini since I was a kid. I've gained a lot of weight since I had my kids, so I'm embarrassed to put on any kind of bathing suit anymore. And then my stomach is all scarred and misshapen from my colon surgeries, so that rules out a bikini, anyway.

Crochet Goddess said...

Wonderful first day of school picture. The beach pictures look great too.

StitchLuva and Yarn said...

nice pics, you guys look like sisters!!

Deneen said...

Elsie, I wouldn't go that far (sisters), but she is definitely (for now anyway) my mini-me. She's tall for her age and wears same shoe size as I do!

Maven said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharin'!!

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