Did I mention that? Uggh! And our Lukey is a 2nd grader! Oh my goodness--such big boys, these two.
We had such a sweet summer! Maybe I appreciated it this year even more, because last summer was just NUTS with moving, and having a baby. I don't know, but I'm so thankful for the fun times we had together this summer. I didn't "check off" as much as I initially hoped to do (with crafts, games, etc.), but we soaked up together time and relationally just had a fantastic summer. Isn't that what it's all about anyway? Sometimes we need the fun, cute ideas from Pinterest, and sometimes we need to just let things happen as they do! I loved the relationships that blossomed between L & C and the way Miles adored his big brothers, but also came right back to his baby brother. I loved watching them all grow in ways that I couldn't sit down and teach. The summer that's full of freedom and exploring--that's heaven for little boys. And, heaven for this Mommy too!
And I can't change that school has started. And somewhere I know that once we get past this week, I will be thankful for all they are learning and for our new routine. I will enjoy doing things with just Miles and Way for a bit, and then welcome home our oldest 2 once again! But I know for certain we will miss these 2 while they are gone!
Sheesh! I sound like we are sending them off to college!! I love these buddies!