It's hard to believe that summer is nearly over! Here in the Bahamas some schools start next week. The rest, including my daughter's school, start September 1. As I was thinking about this and everything I need to do to get her ready for school I was reflecting on our summer....
School ended June 20 for Suri. It was quite a year for her. Started first grade in Washington, left in early November, started in the Bahamas in late November, and she finished June 20. Here are her first and last day pictures...
We spent the entire month of July in Wisconsin visiting friends and family. I grew up in Milwaukee and so my family is still there. Lots of time with my 2 sisters, parents, extended family, and cousins!
Then it was family time. My family grew up 2 miles from our cousins. We had so many fun times together. Most of us have our own kiddos now. We all traveled to Milwaukee and had some fun park play dates for the little cousins while us big cousins got to catch up. My husband got a 4 day weekend and was able to join us for this special weekend. Here's a group photo.
My daughter Suri turned 7 while we were in Milwaukee. She got to celebrate her birthday surrounded by family. Previous to living in the Bahamas we lived in the Seattle area so we were still far from family. This was a special birthday for her.
It truly was a great visit. I got in several visits with my Nanny. She is my grandma on my mom's side of the family. She is my last remaining grandparent. Every visit with her is special. Here's a pic from when Levi and I went to visit her.
Now it's time to look forward and get ready for back to school. I have been busy ordering school supplies, a new backpack and water bottle, and looking for nut-free lunch ideas. We order pretty much everything non-perishable. It's cheaper than buying stuff here on the island. It just takes 1-2 weeks for our orders to arrive so I always need to be thinking ahead. :)
Happy Back-to-School Everyone!