Finn's Picnic (now, I think it will be an annual affair!) was wonderful! This is a photo of Finn at one month old. Look at him now!
Our friend Deo from Uganda enjoyed all the family craziness. He's on his way back to Africa on Wednesday.
When everyone left for naps at home and Bill, Jeff and Deo went to another afternoon get together, Jenny put Sam down here and then she and I took a nap on my (oh, and Bill's, too!) bed. It was so nice to take a cozy nap with MY baby.
What a perfect day. I feel peaceful and thankful.
Now, about Monday (aka THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL) I painted a big picture on the wall, the desks are arranged in groups of nine so I'm calling the groups The Front Nine, The Back Nine, The Driving Range, and the Putting Green. It will make it easy to tell the kids where to sit. I'm going to make flags to hang from the ceiling and paper bunting, too. It will smell of strawberries and they'll write right away and I'll bring a bag of papers home and begin to get to know them and discover how they think. It's still August and August is very, very good and full of LOVE.