We’re celebrating Labor Day weekend by staying home and letting our tummies recover, slowly, from this week’s nastiness. For the first time in Colin’s life and, we think, the third time in Nora’s, they got to play in a sprinkler. Who knew we even owned a sprinkler!??
Today is Nora’s first day of second grade. If possible we were even more nervous and excited than we were on the first day of school last year!
We got our new Kentucky license plates today! First, though, we had to kill some time in a parking structure waiting for a nice man to come and glance at our odometer to verify we hadn’t fibbed about it. This is a significantly more strenuous test than we had to pass to become licensed drivers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
I propose a new state motto: Kentucky, where getting a driver’s license is trivial, and it shows!
Nora is currently away for 4 days and 3 nights of sleep-away camp at an undisclosed location in the American West. We went over and toured the place on Saturday and she was very, very excited to go back. There will be camp fires, songs, an art barn, glitter, hiking, and ridiculously late bedtimes. (We can’t wait until she comes home)
Nora’s father’s day gift to me this year was one last ride on Cañada Road. It’s kind of amazing how much she has grown and how much stronger she has gotten in the two years we’ve lived here. On our first ride, all of the other cyclists commented on how adorable she was and called out shouts of encouragement as they passed us. It was pretty amazing, I think, to see someone that small powering up the hills on her little, pink bike. This last time, though, there was only one shout of encouragement and this was from an older couple we were passing as Nora powered up the hill in her somewhat larger blue bike.