Still somewhat dumbfounded that we wrapped up summer and have now completed the first week of school. I mean, I certainly knew it was coming eventually. It was just a really good one. No counting down the days till school started back. Sure, there were days when I was dog tired SPENT. But we had a good rhythm. No running to and fro. Camden had ABA therapy Tues/Wed/Thurs, which gave Carson and I a chance to meet up with friends, run errands, or whatever. We had a somewhat of a plan for Mondays and Fridays, but it was a fun plan. Some of my favorite summer moments:
Our trip to Ocean City, MD and spending time with my hubby’s side of the family.The 3rd annual Swing Fore Camden golf tournament and fund-raiser.Sleeping in was fun.
LOTS of time playing in the water. My guys fell in love with the lazy river this summer. =)
Watching the boys do things together that they enjoy: Gymboree, TopGolf, the beach, riding bikes, music, etc.
Carson ditching his training wheels.
Camden asking Carson to “play trains” or “race”.
Watching the boys do fireworks for the first time.
Camden’s new-found interest in kayaks.
Hearing Camden read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom from Candace R on Vimeo.
How excited Camden was about his Jesus is My Superhero shirt.
Carson’s enthusiasm for basketball camp.
Carson’s cuteness as he ran his first lemonade stand.
With sweet thoughts of summer in my heart (and now on the blog since my memory is shot), we geared up for the beginning of a new school year. Camden is in 1st grade this year. He spends 80% of his day in a self-contained class with 8 other students that span from grades K-5. The first week went pretty well. We are still working on his schedule and trying to tweak a few things to help Camden reach his potential. I walked him to class the first day. I typically buy several new fun toys for the classroom to help with transition. We had fun opening his stash. Then I had to go. And going is hard. Here are some first day shots:
Forgot to share in the last post, but my little guy joined us in “big church” for the first time. In Kindergarten, the kiddos go to Sunday School the first hour and then join their parents in the worship center for church. I was unsure how he would do since he has some sound sensitivity and worship music can sure be loud these days. We brought his noise cancelling head phones and he rocked it! Here he is looking so big. And showing his love and loyalty to Little Dog. =)
And here are the boys enjoying the new play set Brian put together. It has a climbing wall, a cargo net climber, a fire pole, a slide, and an area below where the boys can play with their trucks. My sweet friend, Narci, gave us their wooden play set. Narci is the friend that took our family pictures last year. I love them! And her.
Hoping everyone is off to a great start this school year!! Come on back next week. I may even be on schedule telling you about our most recent camping trip. Maybe.