the last week of summer vacation. can it really all be ending? it's so interesting to realize everything is going to shift in a matter of days. we spent the last week doing all kinds of wonderful things. beach trips, lake swims, picnics, gardening, lounging around home, school shopping (at the "big red ball store"), sushi date with my girl, ice cream (x3), and cookouts. we have just three days left until a new routine starts.
the little one is heading to a new school this year. one where she will rise early in the morning, get on the bus (the bus!), go to school, come home, settle in for a snack and homework and violin practice or ballet, then dinner, an evening walk, then bedtime. it will become quite a structured routine, one that i think will be incredibly beneficial for her.
she will be rooted here during the school week, then at her papa's on the weekends. we all snuggled in bed this morning before heading downstairs for a breakfast of banana pancakes. i suddenly realized that there won't be many days like this anymore. it will be all about the routine and rhythm of the school week. the special moments we share on the weekends will be few and far between. it's a little sad, but both mark and i are excited to see her settle in and go into her school year strong and grounded.
are your little one's heading to school for the first time? how are you handling the transition? we have a little anxiety over here, but mostly excitement.
i hope you are all enjoying your weekend! we are off for some adventures in hiking, picnics, boating, cocktail parties, and exploring! xo