Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School begins (boo)

We attempted to make the last week of summer break the best week ever: friends coming and going every day, one last lemonade stand, well-timed birthday parties all over the place, plenty of swimming, a Smokies baseball game with Grandpa for the boys, boating, etc, etc. Non-stop fun. Then for the grand finale we declared the last day of summer Stay-in-Your-Pajamas-and-Watch-TV-All-Day Day. And we did. We didn't do any work at all. And guess what was for lunch?

Ice cream. Covered with strawberries, bananas, cookie crumbs, and chocolate syrup. Oh. yeah.

Then came the dreaded day of everyone getting their  lazy bones out of bed at 6:45 and getting a move on to be dressed and fed and out the door for school. Josh was nothing but thoroughly excited. Emma and Ben were excited deep down too, but hid it well behind a veil of disdain. Everyone was a good sport and willing to submit to a quick photo on their way out the door, followed by more extensive photographic harassment after school.

[P.S. This post is dedicated to Scott, who spent the better part of his evening last night getting our no good, lousy wireless connection to work so I could post some photos. And who earlier in the evening hit me a home run at his softball game. I love him.]


Jeanne said...

Blah! I hate when school starts. But your kids look great and like they are growing up. Love your last day of summer fun!!

lisa said...

As usual, I love your pictures!...especially the one of Afton (clutching nilla wafters) and Emma.

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

Wow. So many great pictures and so many comments could be made.

In the close-up of Ben he looks just like his Dad. First time I've seen such a close resemblance.

I noticed that Emma's nail polish lasted until school (yea!)and that she has grown a bit tall this summer.

I also think all of Josh's pix tell the story of how excited he is for school.

Love your last day of summer. Wish I could have joined you. :)

Lisa, I agree---darling one of Afton's hand-full of nilla waffers.

Troy said...

Have you been taking a photography class? Those are some might adorable and also skillfully posed/edited pix. nice work.

Alice Wills Gold said...

We love Scott too.

I never remember to take pictures on the first day of school.

It's all I can do to get them dressed and fed.

Kudos to the moms with better morning brains. Mine doesn't kick in until about 11.

joelb said...

thanks for the pics.

ps, who's that hippie boy with the long hair?