Typical of life, the novelty of first grade is starting to wear off. So, I decided I would surprise Seth with a 50th day of school celebration. We began as usual, but he did not have to do any studies after morning pledge/prayer. You can imagine how excited he was! (I was awarded with hugs and kisses.) I gave him fifty cents to add to his excitement. (That made his stash equal about four dollars which brought him to the conclusion that he is finally rich:-) Our first activity was to bake cookies, and we read stories while they were in the oven. Next, we headed to the lake for a picnic. The boys were thrilled to use their itty bitty lunch boxes. Isn't "my spot" beautiful this time of year?! I could not get enough of it! I was glad I remembered to bring extra bread, and the geese were very happy to gulp our treat. Down the shore (away from the geese), the boys tossed rocks in the water. (Thankfully Ethan now knows the difference between rocks and dog droppings, so he did not send any of those sailing across the lake!) We ended the day with our weekly library trip. What a fun 50th day!