I tried to soak up the last moments of summer, by watching the kids swim a lot towards the end of July and beginning of August!!
I can't remember if I mentioned this already, but we got a few begging emails from Connor's soccer league asking for volunteers for coaches. I hoped after the first email that someone else would volunteer. But after the third email, I realized no one was going to step up. So Mr. Howard and I volunteered to co-coach, hoping that someone would step up afterwards to help him out (so that I could be the team parent instead). We were thrown into the world of coaching U8 soccer pretty fast. We got our team roster on a Thursday, called parents on a Friday, and had our first meeting on Monday. It's been a bit insane. I don't know how I keep getting sucked into all this volunteering, but someone is going to have to disable my email account, because Connor's school PTA has sent out a few emails about needing officers to volunteer and I feel so guilty, I may just do it! Then, my union president called me a few weeks ago and asked if I'd be willing to learn and serve on a committee with the idea that I could take on a leadership committee role. Holy Moly. Did I mention we signed Isabella up for ballet and Aiden gets to pick something in the Winter? Geeeeeeesh! My goal for this school year is going to be survival.
We got the kids Back to School haircuts this past weekend and they were all so excited! The boys tried a new haircut place and liked it and Isabella and I went to our go-to hair place!! (Daddy forgot to snap a photo of Aiden getting his hair cut!)
I met my goal of nine books in nine weeks with my very last book. I read Tina Fey's Bossypants and laughed my tooshie off! Woo-hoo! I was worried I wouldn't reach my goal, but I'm glad I did. It definitely gave me something good to do during naptimes and early mornings!