For our teachers this year I made water bottle slings, except for Birdie's 3 male teachers. For them, she made chocolate chip cookies.
This year brought new things into our lives:
Children in two different schools; one in jr. high, three in elementary.
All kids gone all day.
Our baby learned to read.
Our oldest earned a national math award.
And became a teenager.
Also some not new, but still exciting things:
And always, of course:
Teachers who give of themselves with their motive being making better the lives of children.
Perhaps my favorite moment of the school year was about a month ago when I picked Birdie up one day and asked, "What was your favorite thing you did today?"
Her answer came thoughtfully, "Probably the test we took in algebra."
We've been blessed.