Happy Labor Day 2018
Here we go! September is off and running.
The girls are in their third day of school here and the temperatures are record breaking hot and humid. I am thankful our school is taking the precautions to keep them safe and comfortable so that they can have a full school day. We are all concerned that they will be feeling warm and hot, but I know the administration will be feeling the same heat as my kids and if it gets too hot for everyone they will make another recommendation like possibly giving everyone an early dismissal.
Yesterday was another really hot day. I was really feeling for those who were dedicated and marched along the parade route in their heavy costumes and uniforms. The parade was more slow moving than usual but that was totally understandable.
We found a nice little spot to sit in the shade. Our “usual” spot and the kids ate bagels from their favorite little bagel shop. Rainbow bagels dripping with warm butter are quite the treat for my kids and part of our parade watching tradition. I feel better knowing they have a solid base of carbs for all the candy they will eventually eat!
Now that the kids are another year older me and T.J. can sit further back in our chairs, sip our coffee, and watch them stand front row for all the excitement. I bring each of the kids a brown paper bag and write their name on it. This ensures correct collection of who has what candy. This is serious business for kids ya know. I guess this is how we gear up for the next big holiday on the calendar, Halloween!
After the parade we hung around the house and kept things low key. Friday after school we hit up the Farmer’s Market for it’s annual back to school bash. Kids had a fun time seeing their friends and eating pizza for dinner. They painted kindness rocks for part of a playground rebuild project in our town and got some face paint too! We had a small cookout with one of my friends from Rhode Island who visited on Saturday. The kids were feeling pretty wiped out from the full weekend and so were the parents. An early dinner, baths and “regular” bedtime and everyone went right to sleep!
Hope you have a wonderful week!