We are almost done with June and my oldest is still in school. Can you believe it? Next week is 4th of July weekend. I always think of 4th as the middle of summer, but for my kids it's the beginning of summer. The reason is because we are making up snow days from the brutal winter we had out on the East Coast. It's not been fun especially when all you want to do on the hot days is go swimming instead of being bound to a school schedule. So I'm finishing up a jam-packed school week of end-of-the year parties. And we are all looking forward to hanging up the backpacks until next year.