Annie and James started school a week and a half ago, fifth grade for Annie and second grade for James. It’s hard to believe that this is their last year at the same school until Annie is a SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL and James is a Freshman. The beginning of the year has been good, but bittersweet. They miss their friends and the comfortable familiarity of their classrooms. Distance learning is much different than it was at the end of the last school year. My kids are getting live instruction every day, and while it’s very hard for my wiggly James to adjust to sitting in front of a computer for hours, I’ve already seen positive effects. They both love being able to see and interact with their teachers and classmates. I’m so impressed by and thankful for all the hard work that their teachers (and all educators!) have been putting in. Teachers are heroes!

First day of second and fifth grades!

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Fun Finds

~This broom is AMAZING for picking up pet hair off of rugs. AH-MAZE-ING.
~Today is the last day of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!
~Since I sit next to James while he does his distance learning, I wanted some pretty plants to brighten things up a bit…but not REAL plants, because I can’t keep those alive. Black thumbs!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay safe out there.