Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Last Day of Summer Vacation.....

.....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. :)
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!

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!

Crap.

9 comments:

http://pamwardenart.blogspot.com said...

You are so funny!!!!!!!!
I'm so glad you are at blogger so I can read you again.
Your children are beautiful-I have a pain, not my back (see blog) because it feels like yesterday my little ones were little ones. My youngest is 29 this month and 6'4.
How I miss them....
So glad to see the fun you created with them/for them. The memories will last a long, long time. Good job!
Hugs,
Pam

walkingcloser said...

very cute post christi! looks like the kids had a really fun day with their mom! i bet they loved the ice cream, too, even though they were tired!! are you enjoying having time with just jake and jack while alex and magpie are in school again?? i haven't seen you guys for a while!! :) how is rick??

rachel whetzel said...

That Ice Cream = Dentist line... that just about created a coffee mess on my screen.

Leah C said...

teehee on the icecream! LOVED the photos. Can't wait to see the video :)

Leah C said...

Oh yeah.. the cards are super sweet!

My Paper Adventures said...

You got terrific shots! I especially love the one you took of your daughter from behind! Your coffeeless self did pretty darn good!!!

scraphappy74 said...

How did they like their first day? Are they making friends quickly? Was Maggie okay with her book bag? Can I come up with any more questions?

Leah said...

sounds like a fun day! hope they had a good first day and such cute cards for them to find!

....... said...

Your kiddos are adorable. I know they must have loved the cards. You are such a cool Mom for making the last day of summer vaca so awesome! =0)

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