We are settling into our school routine - if there is such a thing as "routine" with a two year old and two month old in the house anyway. I loved having Matt home for Labor Day. If only every work week was four days with a three day weekend. I think that would make life just about perfect! We grilled out with friends twice this weekend, went swimming at the lake, went to the splash park, and went to an outdoor concert by the CG Band. Basically we just tried to enjoy a last taste of summer! A lot of our summer hangouts closed for the season on Monday, and by the time they reopen next year we will be long gone from Connecticut.
Beth has done about 50 lessons in her McRuffy LA and Math books now (we started last spring, then took the summer off.) She is doing really well. It frustrates me though that she can do perfect work with me sitting beside her, but then when I go to tend to the little ones the whole thing falls apart. I'm not sure if it's lack of focus, just her age, or the fact that she just enjoys me sitting with her, lol. Of course you'd have to have a heck of an attention span to get anything done in this zoo....I know I can barely keep my train of thought most mornings! She is on the verge of reading independently, and I think she will really enjoy being able to do that. She LOVES books, and has since she was a baby. Carrie on the other hand likes to color in her books...or my books...or on the furniture.....I've got to watch that girl!