Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to Reality

I know I’ve been absent for a few weeks. The chaos of daily life hit hard a few days before leaving for vacation. I had planed on getting a few things done before going but time moved on despite my protest. So there was no updated blog post, no auto-reply set on my e-mail, no new photo for my face book page… Oh well, shame on me. I did miss hopping around the blog world and commenting on your blogs. I hope to get to you soon!!!!

We had a great time at the beach. We went to stay at my friend’s place. (The same place we visited last year). Thank goodness for people like her. The kids loved the ocean. My oldest has just recently learned to swim and was thrilled to be capable in the water this year. My perceptually challenged child was able to walk a straight line this year and not tilt over as the tide went in and out. My little man had a blast in the world’s largest sand box. I even had fun joining in on the sandcastle building.

You truly get a sense of how big the beach and the ocean is when you are watch three little people. Not the most relaxing time I’ve had at the beach but at the end of the day… F.U. N.

But wait…

What’s that you say…

I’m just now starting to get back in the swing of our regular routine and here we are looking at the last day before school starts.

Thankfully I washed the uniforms, bought new school shoes, and organized school supplies in the new backpacks before we went on vacation. Whew.

Here and here are few ideas on making the back to school transition a little smoother.

How’s the end of summer going for you????


Teaching Heart Mom said...

Only you would get the backpacks together before heading to vacation. Cute pics.

blueviolet said...

Oh my goodness. I'm glad you got that incredibly wonderful beach trip in before school kicked in!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You had so much fun there last year! It looked like so much fun, did she have it stocked with food again?

Check you out bags packed and ready to go. I wish we were back, not until after labor day. I so need our routine back! :)

amy trax said...

And the kids are off...... I hope they have a great day today and your transition goes smoothly!

Intense Guy said...

That beach looks wonderful! The sand looks nice and clean too!

I'm glad you got there before THIS weekend!!

Goodness... is it "back to school" time already? Noooooooooooo I'm not ready!!