I swear just yesterday was the beginning of summer! And now we only have a few days before school starts again. We have had a wonderful, BUSY summer and I hate to see it come to an end.
Scout had a wonderful time at Camp Raintree. Talk about an amazing program! Every day she was involved in incredible activities--art, drama, cooking, science, board games, outdoor games, even "techo" when the kids cool off and have fun with Wii! She also got to swim twice a day, which is just about the coolest thing ever if you ask her! She also participated in the Iron Kids Triathlon by swimming, biking and running. WOW. Every day she would pop out of bed and every night she was exhausted. She made great friends and got to catch up with old ones. We all can't wait for next summer.
She also took Tumbling this summer. Turns out Scout isn't a big fan of the whole tumbling thing. I don't know if it was the actual class (her and 2 older girls) or the actual tumbling. All I know is that she asked me to not sign her up again. She is ready and excited to start dance and piano again in the next few weeks.
So we are prepping for school to start! We bought all of her school supplies. I love school supplies. I have passed on my dorky obsession to my daughter and we spent several hours hunting the shelves, smelling the "new school supplies" smell and marking her name on each item. She has a new backpack and lunch box and next week I will take her shopping for her first day of school outfit. She got her hair cut on Saturday and she looks so darn cute! I have to take the time to download pictures to show it off. She got to go to the beauty salon and she felt amazing!
This week she will help out Mommy by being in a photo and television shoot for a new advertising campaign for the bank I work for. She is super excited. I swear she thinks "bank commercial today, tomorrow Hollywood!" I wonder where she gets that?
I can't believe how grown up she has become over the summer. She has changed so much. I am so proud of her. I do wish that I could stop time for just a bit and relish this age. Before the "tween," before the "teen." She is so confident and sure of herself. She isn't afraid of anything and doesn't worry about what anyone thinks of her...well...mostly. Sometimes we get hit with the copycat bug but I just remind her gently that Scout is perfect all by herself...no copycat needed.
What a summer!