Thursday, August 30, 2012

Off to School!

We had a busy summer and are settling back into the routine of school.  Grace started back to school as a first grader this week, and Hailey started at Round Rock Christian Academy in their 3 day per week preschool.  The last couple of weeks have been all about meeting teachers, getting the first day outfits ready, getting school supplies labeled and coordinating backpacks and lunchboxes.  We did sneak in one last weekend camping trip before school started, and we will wrap up the summer this weekend celebrating Grace’s 6th birthday! 

As has become customary in our family, our summer was filled with Shamu and his SeaWorld friends, and a 4th of July of fireworks and blueberries at Gramma and Grampa’s.  The girls spent their days at Gram and Granddad’s, at various Vacation Bible Schools, Backyard Bible Clubs and swim lessons.  Both girls were enthralled with the Olympics in London, especially swimming, gymnastics and women’s beach volleyball.  By watching the games, Grace learned how to swim freestyle and Hailey mustered the courage to don goggles and venture beneath the surface of our pool “sans floaties”.   Along the way, Grace lost her first tooth, followed quickly by her second.