Summer always seems to pass by way too quickly but even more so this year as I closed daycare for the first five weeks of summer so that I could be with my daughter after the car accident. The week before school was to start back up, I realized that we needed to get some theme "fun" packed into our last week of "summer"! We devoted a day to pirates, complete with eye patches and treasure maps. Another day was Beach Bash which landed perfectly on the hottest day of the week. Beach Bash included doorway leis, pineapple, octopus cake, sand art and water balloons. We ended our week with "Princess Day" (the girls were thrilled!). We colored pictures of our favorite princess', read princess stories and had manicures and pedicures. Even I painted my toe nails.
This year I'm not so sad to see the departure of summer. I look forward to the changing colors of fall as well as the routine that school brings.