Today is the first day of fourth grade for Lauren (on the left in all the pictures) so I thought I'd dedicate this post to her. She's been upset for days now knowing that the big day was coming. Yesterday she spent part of the day in tears with a belly ache because she had herself so worked up. Poor thing! So, here's some photos of her with her friends before embarking on the big yellow bus.
Well, to finish the summer off we decided to go to the Carnegie Art and Natural History museums. These are two seperate museums but they are both within the same building which was really nice. We saw art as old as 5000 years and famous names like Picasso and Monet. Here are a few of the highlights of the art.
Lauren even had a chance to create her own art. Fabulous!
We are both big fans of the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems. My daughter is somewhat of a rock hound. She spends hours going through the backyard looking for interesting rocks and has a rather large collection. The Hillman Hall has probably hundreds of displays of gems. They even have a section for gems found in PA.
I'll miss my little buddy today but I hope she has a day full of friends and laughter. And 3:30 will come before I know it! For those of you with kiddos going off to school today I wish you the best. I'll send you a few imaginary tissues to wipe those tears with! :(