One of the perks of being a teacher is having summers off. This is the perfect time to get re-energized and to think of how to make the upcoming school year more exciting and productive for my students. Along with having time to prepare for a new school year, I also have more time to spend with family and friends. One afternoon I met up with my handsome son at Condesa Coffee. We hung out and drank lattes while he showed me some houses that are on the market since he is shopping for his very first house.
I spent most of the week hanging out with my nieces while my sister and brother-in-law were at work. These girls are so easy-going and sweet. We started the week of by hanging out in Marietta Square where we had a wonderful picnic while we played truth or dare. They had me clucking like a chicken while I waved my elbows back and forth, as well as singing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” loudly enough for a visitor sitting on one of the benches in the park to hear me. Often times, the most fun is had when doing the simplest things. The weather could not have been more perfect – especially since we’ve had non-stop rain in Atlanta for what seems like an eternity.
Did I mention that we have donkeys at my school? Yes, I am very fortunate to work at a Montessori school where the norm is what would be the not-so-normal at a traditional school. Since this is just my second blog post, I will write more about all the cool things we do once the school year is underway.
Meet Mars who was born in May. We are so in love with him. He is the most adorable creature ever. My nieces love to feed our animals. We have a couple of sheep, three miniature donkeys, some ducks, and chickens. The sweetest by far are the donkeys. They love to eat carrots and apples.
I know it looks as though all we did was have sugary treats, but these pictures were from outings throughout the week. And who doesn’t like cupcakes? My nieces definitely do. These are from Small Cakes https://smallcakesmarietta.com . We even had time for a Barnes and Noble visit where the girls bought some books.