That's it...summer is officially over! The school buses are crawling along our country roads several times a day...and those carefree days of playing in the hayloft and riding the ATV around the yard are over for Emme and Spencer.
Yesterday marked their first day in the second grade...they don't actually look too sad about it! They are back at the same school where I was for grade two...how special is that? It seems to me the teachers are all much younger than they were back in those days...and they no longer ring the 'cow bell' to signal the end of classes. But many things remain the same...even the smell.
The girls were happy to see their good friend...same grade, same age, but not quite the same size. And Ryder got to go along for the ride on the first day of school. He has no idea how much he will miss having his sisters at home...although he will like having Grammy to himself on occasion.
His sisters never seem too excited about going to watch the trucks from the freeway overpass...
...or sitting in the motorhome while Ryder drives, so maybe there will be more time for his special interests while they are in school.
I'm always a little reluctant to say good-bye to summer...but when school starts, we turn the page. And there may not be prayer in school these days...but this Grammy will start the school days with prayer for two special girls who are back-to-school!