Thinking about// the fall. Although we still have summer weather here in Connecticut, the start of school is usually the milestone I use to realize that our carefree summer days of going to the beach, visiting amusement parks, and running tiptoe through the sprinklers until 9 p.m. at night is no longer an option. In fact, it's getting dark by 7:30 now. We celebrated our last "day" of summer on Labor Day weekend with a final trip to Lake Quassy, a local amusement park.
|My son in front of the "train" ride|
|and on the Merry-Go-Round.|
|A "selfie" on the Merry-Go-Round since that's the only time I get my picture taken these days...|
|Lewie and Daddy on the boat ride.|
|A picture of Lewie and me too.|
|My sweet boy sitting in the "Captain's Chair."|
Thankful for // my son's new school. Since our town only offers half-day kindergarten, my husband and I spent many months going to open houses at other "private schools" in the area to find a full-time program. We finally settled on one that was convenient to home and that seemed to offer a very loving and nurturing environment.
We prayed on the decision, and as it turns out, our prayers were answered. After the first day of school, my son proclaimed, "Mommy, this new school is everything I wished for!" The next day I dropped him off at school, and his kindergarten teacher greeted Lewie with a huge hug:
"I have to tell you..." she said, "at the end of the day yesterday, I gave all the children a blank piece of paper, so they could draw their favorite thing about kindergarten. Do you want to know what Lewie drew?"
(A train...I thought to myself.)
"Why he drew a picture of me," said the teacher beaming and getting teary eyed. "He's the reason why I love what I do..."
I couldn't be more proud of my little guy. He told me he liked his new teacher. If he were a couple of years older, I would accuse him of being a "kiss-up," but at his age, I know Lewie can only be one thing, and that is authentic to the core. I'm so glad he's already developed a good rapport with Mrs. Kranz.
Yay for Lewie enjoying school and looking forward to learning everyday!
Loving // country fairs. While it's tough to say goodbye to summer, I must admit that I enjoy the fall--fair season, apple picking, pumpkin picking, apple crisp, apple fritters, jack-o-lanterns, Halloween, leaf peeping, etc. My mom and I took Lewie to a couple of country fairs, and they did not disappoint. Besides enjoying yummy food and carnival rides, so far we've seen motorcycles flip 75 feet into the air, tractor lawn mowers race for the Gold (just like NASCAR), and talented dogs jump the length of 25 feet or more into a swimming pool. It's been fun!
|Tractor "lawn mower" racing|
|Lewie enjoying himself at the races...|
Besides going to country fairs, we're looking to enjoy the great outdoors this fall. I even signed up Hubby and I to go on a canoe trip during the second week of October. I can't wait!
What plans do you have for autumn?