First of all, I know it is 80+ degrees outside and the leaves are still hanging nice and green on the trees, (and it will be like this for a few more weeks) but man oh man, are we exicted for fall.
September marks the beginning of Fall for us, and we are so anxious and ready for a new season. We LOVE the excitement of school getting back into swing, sports seasons starting up, the crisp cool air, the anticipation of all of the great holidays and of course pumpkins, orange and brown, apple cinnamon candles, pumpkin patches, and pumpkin pie.
Within the next few weeks, it will be all things Fall in our house and we are more than ready. Not that summer isn't fun, but here in our home, we are ready to say goodbye to this summer. We are ready to move on, to look forward, and to embrace a new season in our lives. We need a reason to start over and start fresh, Fall is the perfect reason for us. We love Fall!
Mary just began preschool this week and she is so excited. We are trying a co-op this time around with 5 other families. It is very organized and ready to go. It should be great...and cheap. ;) With so much school excitment in the air, we embraced it as well. I got Mary some adorable new "hip" school clothes, we set her backpack and clothes out the night before, and we took pictures. So fun!
More cell phone pictures. I was too lazy to run upstairs for the camera. This is Mary's first day of preschool this year. We were able to walk there, so nice! Sam had to have his backpack on too. It was pretty cute. Obviously the sun was in their eyes. oops!
She will also begin Hot Shots in gymnastics next week. It will be twice a week for 1 1/2 hours. It is the beginning of her training to take it further. This is the class where the hard core starts and the kicks and giggles (well not all giggles) are left aside. Yeah, I know, she is only four, but she loves it. She will spend 1/2 an hour just on conditioning. Good thing she loves the sport so much! She is so excited she is bursting. And I have to admit, it is really fun to watch.
With Mary in school and gymnastics, I am making up a fun little schedule for Sam and I when we have time alone. He will have his own little school here with me. He is such a little buddy anyway, we will have a good time.
Ben is purchasing his ski pass this week as well. He has the ski bug so badly he can hardly stand it. Yet another step into the new seasons.
I think my favorite part about this time of year is that our schedule fills up again. We have had a pretty empty schedule this summer, which has turned out to be a blessing, but I am ready to be done sitting at home having too much time to think. The kids are also very ready for some action. We will be plenty busy with school, sports, holidays, and Birthdays for the next little while. I am so glad!
I am already planning on how to decorate the house to look more "Fall Like." I just finished organizing the basement and going through all the boxes. It was so fun to go through my collection of Holiday decorations. It is growing! I can't wait to add to it. Of course, I will probably change the blog background again pretty soon, to look more Fall like. Pathetic, I know. It sure is fun though. There are some really cute ones out there.
Bring on the new season. Bring on a new era. Bring on the cool crisp air. Bring on the change. Bring on the Fun. Bring on Fall!!!!