Today was our First Day of School for the 2015-2016 school year! I know that was quick but truthfully, if we wait much longer it just becomes kind of unruly around here. Besides, July is all about life skills (you can teach math with cooking and train fare and that last one also works for map skills!) and our Lewis and Clark unit study.
As with most important days, we went to Mass to give thanks for our blessings and ask for Our Lady's intercession to her Son to guide our work in the coming year. Since it was Wednesday, we headed down to our favorite weekday church, St. Mary of Mercy. First, the ride...
What a glorious day for a trolley ride! We even saw some neighbors along the way.
We arrived at Gateway station in plenty of time to go hang out in PPG winter garden and take our "First Day" shots. The transition from 2nd to 5th has been the most stark for me but they are all growing like weeds.
We are blessed.