This year no one needed stitches after our last visit to the pool before school starting.
Reality sunk in on schedule pick up day for Carter. He also got to move into his hallway locker that day. He practiced his combination a bunch of times in hopes he won't have trouble with it on the first day.
The 6th, 7th and 8th grades have their own pods in the school which makes for an easier transition. This is the entrance to the 6th grade classrooms.
After coming home from moving Carter into his locker we noticed something wasn't quite right with Sasha. We immediately took her to the vet. They discovered she was bleeding internally from a mass on her spleen. Given her age and the location of the mass they didn't feel surgery would help. It was so sudden and unexpected. The positive is that we didn't have to watch her suffer long term at the end of her life. It also happened before school started so the kids were able to be with us to say their good byes. She had a great 12 years of life and she left some big paws to fill. Sasha was the best pound puppy find ever!
The vet made us a paw print keepsake for us.
The kids immediately started their Christmas lists with a puppy (a real one), except for Evelyn who just wants Sasha back. When I explained to her that can't happen she simply stated, "Well God brought Jesus back from the dead. Why can't he bring Sasha back?"