Oscar went back to school today. This was the most relaxed and happy looking expression I could get out of him; not the photo I was hoping to get perhaps, but it is true to life. He's happy to go back I know, but he worries too. Jude starts next week. He really wanted to start today too but the youngest kids get phased in after the returning kids settle in a bit and learn how to be gracious and courteous to the new little ones in their class.
Each child in the Children's House get to bring a plant on their first day to put in the classroom. Contributing something to the room, and being responsible for caring for it is a nice transitional tool for entering (or re-entering) the classroom at the start of the year. Such a smart idea.
I have so many pictures of summery things I meant to post here and never did. I think maybe a Summer Photo Leftovers Montage is in order!