Due to the impending end of Sarah's summer we celebrated by standing in line for an hour to get her books, trying numerous times to work her new locker combo, and meeting some very nice school teachers. This is hard for me because usually I am on faculty of my kids schools but this time I was just a plain old parent (step parent). But this public school was very nice and I think she is excited to start. We also did a little last minute shopping and one more visit to the school to make sure we were OK with finding classes and that darned locker. Thankfully all is good and some of the nerves are gone.
I am hoping for a couple of first day pictures to share tomorrow.
So...the following pictures are from my Bella's birthday party. I know, she is so cute!!
We had an art themed party, so I made an artist pallet cake and we had different art stations the girls could go to.
It was a great day. We are usually are travelling to Iowa for her birthday and spend it either on an airplane or in Iowa. Although family birthdays are really great it is nice to have one with friends every now and then.
But boy this mama was tired after this day, but the smile on her face was worth it all. Not sure Justin (Rich' son) would agree, as he spent the afternoon with 10 silly 11 year olds. He was great though and thankfully he knew how to run a helium tank AND tie the balloons. That is a really great skill to have and I am trying to get him to put it on his resume.
Well that's all for now. Keep your fingers crossed that Sarah will allow some pics tomorrow. You know that I'll try my best!!
- A Ro