Thursday, July 24, 2008

Where is the summer going?

It really seems like the summer is just flying past us. Austin and I went down to his new school the other day to get him registered. I think he is excited about it. The school really looks nice. Nothing like the pastel green institutional looking Florida schools that I went to when I was his age. The principal seems very proactive and involved with the school. He even has theme based activities that will go on all year long for the kids. I don't quite remember any of my school principals doing anything like that. One other thing I am surprised by is the long list of school supplies we will have to purchase for Austin. On top of that we also have to pay an annual school fee. I was a bit surprised by that, since it is public school, but hey if that means my son gets a good education, then I don't mind. I guess it's better than taking a property tax hike that could be overall much higher. I can only wonder about parents who can't afford that fee. I know there are families out there that cannot afford that. I have seen some individuals struggling to buy their groceries and gas. Hopefully they have scholarships or grants to help those families.

I think Wes is going to miss having Austin around all day. Wesley thinks that his big brother is just that cat's pajamas. He copies and repeats everything he sees Austin do! Hard to imagine in a couple years Wes will be about school age! Time flies!