Thursday, August 27, 2015

Early departure

School doesn't start until 9:00am but our day begins much earlier than that!  Here is how my big kid looked on her first day of 3rd grade.  It felt like fall, even though it is still August!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

3rd grader!?!

School starts tomorrow.  Tonight we visited Fishcreek Elementary School for their Open House and met Grace's 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Zaucha.  She is new to the school and seems very nice.  She welcomed the children with this door display.

Entering 3rd grade

Tonight at Fishcreek Elementary's open house Grace's new teacher welcomed her to 3rd grade.  3rd grade!?! When did THAT happen?  Grace is ready to go back to school after a fun summer and is excited that some good friends are in her class.

Grace's teacher, Mrs. Zaucha (pronounced "za-ha), had the classroom decorated and ready for her students tomorrow.  Tonight's homework is to choose a favorite book to bring and share with the class.  It is going to be a great year!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Almost 3rd graders

School starts in about 10 days for these little ladies.  They are enjoying one of the last Saturdays of summer vacation by playing together at our house.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Making a splash in Akron

Today, "Side the City" a 1,000 foot traveling slip 'n slide made its way to Akron.

We signed up a couple of months ago and this morning we were among the 3,000 people who took a turn at riding the water slide along University Avenue down to the Lock 3 area.

Organizers said this was one of the steepest slides they have set up.  The slide has 8 sections that weigh 150 pounds each.  After the sections are put in place and inflated, the slide is filled with water from fire hydrants.

At the bottom there is a small pool and water is recycled back to the top to keep it flowing all day.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

All-American girl

Just like the Carrie Underwood song called "All-American Girl" my "heart belongs to this sweet, little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect all-American girl".