Sorry I've been missing for a while - Tuesday was my first day back to school. So this is probably my busiest time of the year. This year I have fourteen 6th - 7th graders in the morning and seven 4th - 5th graders in the afternoon. I've got some great kids and I am looking forward to a wonderful year...
Our first day of school is always a half day with a community picnic in the afternoon. This year we all headed up to the old fort on the island. (It was built in 1780.) The fort interprets the 1880s - the time when the island was a national park and the garrison of soldiers maintained the park.
The fort guides enlisted all the kids and drilled them in some of the finer points of soldiering. This was rather challenging for the little ones didn't know their left from their right, but the crowd up at the fort sure enjoyed it.
And she brought presents! A cute little bag she made (complete with the pattern,) adorable fabric, wonderful handmade soap wrapped in a knit flower, and growing towels for the kids. She brought four, but S and K opened three of them yesterday and loved them! K loved the fabric so much she stuffed it all in her backpack and took it to the babysitter's house yesterday. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered it. So I'm going to have to use it to make something for her.
I may be missing in action until sometime next week. I've got a "To Do" list a mile long and we are heading to a friend's cabin for a relaxing weekend. I can hear that rowboat calling to me already... Have a super weekend.