After the park.....ice cream at DQ!! We were all so tired at this point.....this picture cracks me up because the kids all look like eating ice cream is just about as enjoyable as a trip to the dentist.And, as if I hadn't had enough calories for one day, Maggie and I decided to make gingerbread cookies after supper. (By the way, I found that little cookie press at the thrift store for 25 cents.) The cookies turned out pretty darn tasty (not as good by themselves as chocolate chip, but better with coffee)!And, before I turned in for the night, I made Alex and Maggie each a card to slip into their backpacks to be discovered when they got to school. Inside I made sure to say how much I loved them and hoped they were having a great first day.....you know, mushy stuff!
.....and the first day of school, BOTH days over and done. These pics were taken this morning as we waited for the bus (yay, no more driving them to school!). By the way, 7am is an ungodly time of the day to be awake and coffee-less. Keep that in mind when viewing these slightly blurry pics. It really was a miracle I was able to function at all. :)
I tried to make the last day of summer vacation a really special day for the kids, and I think I succeeded. After lunch yesterday, we took Alex for a haircut, and then.....we went to the PARK!! We hadn't been to this particular park in years, and the kids LOVED it. Note to self: When we go again, do NOT wear your fake Croc shoes, lest you get stabbed repeatedly by the mulch again.
At one point, Alex said he was getting a little bored, so I asked him if he'd like to make a video (since I just happened to have my trusty Flip Video in my pocket). He was too thrilled to shoot a documentary on Maggie and Jacob...I'll have to edit it for length and post it here in the next month or so. :)
Remind me to tell you about the awesome clothing deal I scored over the weekend!! Gotta get to bed, I think I'm a crack-of-dawn riser now!