I don't know about where you live, but around here school starts in two weeks. TWO WEEKS!!! Where did the long, lazy, three-month Summers I had as a kid go?? Nowadays they only get 8 weeks. Seriously! I'm telling you, it just seems like we got started with Summer on one hand, yet come mid-afternoon it can seem like ages and those two weeks like two months! So because school starts in TWO WEEKS, we are having to get back into "school-mode" as we've been (ok, *I've* been) a little lax lately and we've all got some catching up to do for it.
It's hard for me to believe Ethan will be in 1st grade, Turner in 4 yr old preschool and Carson in the 3 yr program. To help get them prepared, we've been working on reading, spelling and math with Ethan; numbers, the alphabet and writing with Turner; and counting and ABC's with Carson. It's too cute to see them huddled around the dinner table doing their work. But in the heat of the summer, sometimes you just have to change things up a bit - kind of like when you were in college and you'd beg your professor for outdoor classes? Well, today, we did school summer-style. Outside we went armed with sidewalk chalk, soccer balls and Frisbees. Ethan got his math problems written on the driveway. Turner and Carson counted steps as they walked, pointed out colors and played "I Spy." It was a lot of fun…and hopefully, it taught them something as well. And well I wouldn't be a scrapbooking, summer-schooling mom if I didn't take a few pictures. ;) Here's Ethan working hard (and one of Mr. Turner just a little fed up with his Mama ;))