Saturday, August 20, 2016

Highlights of the Week

We have said Goodbye to summer this week. Thursday was our first day of 6th grade. Everything is new this year - a beautiful brand new school that has opened on time but still needs a lot of finishing touches, new world of middle school, making new friends. My husband and Smarty are not thrilled about one thing - having to get up early, because both of them are late risers. At leas this school has later start time of 8:30 am, so Smarty will get to sleep 30 minutes more in the mornings.

Saying Goodbye to Summer

Smarty stayed with us at home for the last 3 days of summer break and was literally bouncing off the walls (on her bouncing ball) anticipating the beginning of the school year. I was taking her to the pool in the afternoons in the attempt to get some of that energy out. She was also making her own lunches every day - she is very proud to have mastered several frying pan recipes by now. At least now she can say that she learned one new thing this summer :)

Starting Middle School

I think you can easily find Smarty in this crowd of her future classmates :) Yes, she is very tiny in comparison to them, but she was determined to start impressing her teachers from day one. So far she is blissfully happy with everything except having to carry her rather heavy backpack back and forth (the school has no lockers).

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this post contains Amazon affiliate links. We gave Smarty a special present to celebrate her entry to middle school. When she turned 6, we gave her my old Kindle as a present, and she heroically kept it alive until now. However, she kept hinting that she would really love Kindle Paperwhite. She was overjoyed to receive it on the first school day. We connected it to our family account and uploaded a lot of books from our ever growing Kindle library on it. Smarty immediately dove into re-reading her favorites yet again - she is reading the first book of Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Smarty to me, I love you so-so much, and I know you love me too. Sometimes I wonder whose love is bigger, but I don't think that it's possible to compare such immense numbers.

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How was your week?


JL said...

I am so excited for Smarty! Love the photo of you two together.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I think Smarty will be able to hold her own, tiny or not. I hope she has a wonderful year.

Great photo of you and Smarty. Her quote is very sweet.

Ticia said...

I agree with Maryanne, Smarty is totally going to hold her own this school year once she finds her feet.