The dog days of summer have come to an end…. well, sort of. It will still be hot as Hades, but two out of 3 kids are back at school, and I will am down to one handsome little monster to entertain for the remainder of hot summer days.
Don’t get me wrong, I am sad that summer break is over. However, the age difference between the girls, and Kace, really kicked my booty this summer! The girls wanted to get out and have things planned all day, everyday, of summer. I normally love to have fun activities/adventures planned, but throwing my little pool monster into the mix is not easy. I’ve had to work around nap-time, and the very beginning of him expressing himself through fits (giving me nightmares of the terrible two’s that are on the horizon). It has been a balancing act of entertaining all 3 kiddos, while also figuring out how much pain and stress I’m willing to endure, while doing so ;-).
I digress! The girls are BOTH at elementary school as of last Thursday. Yes, I said BOTH! My little Violet baby is off to Kindergarten. I was a mess last Thursday, and absolutely fed into my emotions by playing Abba’s “Slipping Through My Fingers” while sobbing in my car. In order to distract myself from the inevitable realization of time flying by WAY too fast… I shopped! 😉
I decided I’m not buying a whole “back-to-school” wardrobe because they have too many clothes as is, and we wont feel fall-ish weather until at least December! However, I let each girl pick out a new outfit for the first day of school that had them feeling confident, and excited, for a great year ahead! I linked some great back to school essentials below
For backpacks, I usually turn to Amazon! You can always find unique styles for good prices! Nordstrom also had some great backpacks! I also love the idea of getting some patches for the girls to pick out in order to have their own individual flare!
Going for comfortable, cute sneakers and lightweight natives!
I let the girls pick these…. ( they will maybe use them 5 times… I am alllllll about cafeteria lunches 0:-) ).
These are a few cute items I couldn’t resist 🙂
I hope y’all were able to hold it together a little better than I was!!