Tuesday night was Ava's literacy assessment for 3rd grade. We never find out exactly how she does, but she informed me that she got all of the words right, except for a few that she didn't know. I'm confident in her reading ability, so I have no doubt that she did well. Earlier in the summer, she had told me she was scared of third grade, since she was going to have to learn both cursive and multiplication. After meeting with her new teacher, she is pumped about learning cursive! She begged me to teach her how to write an "a" so she could start practicing. I have NO idea what her teacher said to her, but clearly, she flipped a switch for Ava...awesome!
Her new teacher seems really nice, so we're all excited to see what this new year will bring. PLUS, Ava gets to be a buddy for a Kindergartner this year. We ran into Ava's 1st grade teacher (who now teaches Kindergarten) and she mentioned that she is usually paired up with Ava's 3rd grade teacher for the buddy program. Even better! We also took a few minutes to pop in and say hi to Ava's 2nd grade teacher (also teaching Kindergarten this year...hm...) and even though she was with another student, she told Ava to stop by on the first day of school so she could say hi. I think this will be a great year for Ava!
There's been a lot of change at G's daycare (his room's aide went back to school. She was amazing, so she will be missed. Hopefully she'll be back next summer!) With that change, they've also switched up his other teachers. I wasn't quite sure what was happening, so I made a point of asking on Friday. Sounds like the aide from his past toddler class will become his new teacher in a few weeks. G loves her, so this will also be good! Looking forward to seeing things settle down and get back into a routine.
I worked late on Wednesday night, as I had a big client deliverable for Thursday. Work keeps me busy. I can't believe how quickly my days fly by...and I'm very grateful for that. I remember how long the work days feel when there isn't enough work to do. I'd much rather be busy than not!
Saturday was a super busy, exhausting, but fun day! The kids were picked up in the late morning by Grandma Deb, so we haven't seen them since yesterday. They'll be hanging out at their house today, too...that gives Scott and I the chance to have some kid-free time to do house stuff, errands, etc. I'm sitting at our table, enjoying the sunshiney view, drinking a coffee, and noticing how quiet it is without those little rugrats running around, making noise. (I say that with love, of course!) We'll bring the chaos back into the house after we pick them up tonight (after we all enjoy a dinner with Grandma Deb and Grandpa Whitey.)
Yesterday morning, my friend Amy and I participated in our third Women Rock 5k. I hadn't seen Amy since she left BIW in April, so it was great to catch up. The 5k flew by since we chatted non-stop during the entire time. We did get rained on, but not to the point where it was uncomfortable. Due to a race gear manufacturing issue, I ended up with a gift certificate to their onsite store, so we both did a little shopping before the race. Fun! When we left, I had around 11k steps. Not bad for 11am on a Saturday!
Not too bad of crowds for a drizzly day
With the Fair's arrival, it's a clear signal that summer is coming to an end. We need to make sure we're enjoying the last of the warm days...before we know it, apple picking, cozy sweaters, and cooler temps will be here!