Summer is winding down & the kids are almost excited as I am that they are back to school in TWO days!!!! I am not one of those Mom's that mourn their babies heading out to school. I will take the day off work & escort my little darlings to their new school, take photos for prosperity, shed tears of joy & relax with a large coffee and Baileys & savor the sound of silence. Ahhhh......
Nelson has real issues with change & any change in routine can turn my sweet young boy into a raging, unreasonable 5 year old monster. The last two weeks of pre-school the nightmare began as summer holidays loomed. He did stabilize but the last two weeks with school on the horizon his moods swings would put a teen girl to shame. Defiance, attitude with the flair of a drama queen. Nope - this Momma's smiling.
We did take a wonderful two week vacation to shake up Auntie Cher's peaceful world & enjoy the west coast. Plus a side trip to visit with Ashley & Paul in Squamish - as they took the summer off work, pitched a tent & scaled the face of mountains all summer. The area they were staying in was so serene & beautiful. In contract the summer here was awful! During working hours we did have some nice weather, but I am in a air conditioned high rise all day & like clock work at quiting time it would start to rain for the remainder of the evening. We also had some wild electrical storms that would find my dogs wrapped around my head & vibrating so violently that sleep would be impossible - good times. We had to drive to Vancouver to get away from the rain this summer - how ironic is that?
I'll leave you with a photo diary of the summer & will post more in the days to come.