Sunday, August 25, 2013

First Weekend of the School Year

The first weekend of the school year has come and gone. Our biggest goal for the weekend was to get out to Big Creek Park so we could cross it off our Summer of Fun To Do List. It just so happens to be one of the first things on the list and the last to be crossed off. We are proud to say we accomplished our goal this weekend. We have had such an amazing summer that it's rather hard to say goodbye, but I'm more than thrilled to start in our Fall Fun To Do List.
We started our Saturday morning with breakfast at Hy-Vee, fruit and veggies shopping, and then off to Big Creek. We drove over the mile long bridge over Saylorville Lake, which prompted Max to inform us we need to take a boat ride. While we did not do that this summer it's waiting on our list for next summer.

We had made no plans to get in the water. Obviously, the boys had different ideas.

Sunday morning, we had coffee and donuts with Grandma and Grandpa Sheaffer:

Sunday evening, we enjoyed homemade chicken tacos with Grandma and Grandpa Harmeyer and Aunt Jenny:

Of course it was sprinkler time after our visit to Grandma and Grandpa's:
"Look, it's getting my butt!" says Harrison.

Tomorrow we're back into the new groove of things: Max has a full week of school, Harrison's meet the teacher and school activities, allergy testing for Mr. Max, Matt's 32nd Birthday, a water day for the kids, painting, coloring, planning the kids fall projects, and a bit of birthday shopping. Once again I find myself on this Sunday evening, taking a deep breath and asking myself: "are you ready for this?" Admittedly, I answer myself with an "always!" Lets see what fun we can get ourselves into this week!