August and September (so far) have been an adjustment for our family as we have had 3 school schedules to work around! Anna was so excited to go back to school that she stood by this display at our local grocery store and had me send it to her teacher!
Anna started first grade on August 13.
She took the bus and I didn't even meet her on the other side (like last year). She's becoming so independent! She is LOVING first grade and her teacher!
Around the same time, Curtis's schedule started ramping up as he prepared for freshmen outreach at Purdue. He has organized a ministry team of student leaders that he teaches and equips. It has grown, but we have needed it for the growth in RUF! This picture includes the entire ministry team, Carrie (our lovely intern), Curtis and I. They have all worked very hard over the last 3-4 weeks!!
This was evidenced by the large turnout we had at RUF's first meeting a few days later. This is especially remarkable because the large student organization fair (students heavily rely on this to know where to get get plugged in) was canceled.
We also gave out free barbecue to students as a way to meet new students and feed them. It's fun when our kids get to come too. Several RUF events happen after their bedtime so we love taking them whenever we get the chance! :)
They love their "big friends"!
In the midst of all the school festivities, we had a fast and fun visit with my aunt and uncle!
And then a RUF trip to the Indiana Dunes on Labor Day!
Kate loved being buried in the sand.
And finally, Kate got her turn on September 3! She started her first experience of school - she'll be going to Pre-Kindergarten for 3 days a week. She gave us the best smiles!
She's easy to photograph when she wants to be!
Drew and I look forward to special time together when Anna, Kate, and Curtis are all at their respective schools!