Thursday, August 12, 2010

last day of summer, first day of school

Yesterday was the last day of summer before schools starts.
I told the kids we could do whatever they wanted.

The days was THEIRS.

So we swam...



pool

and then we bowled...



and went out to lunch...



then went to the arcade...



and won lots of tickets...(there is one game that Tessa almost always hits the jackpot on!)



and then swam some more...

pool



I was exhausted.

But they had a fun day :)

*****

Today was the first day of school.

Caleb started 4th grade...



Jonah started 2nd grade... (not sure why this was the smile I got, he really was excited, I promise!)



and Tessa started 1st grade...



*****

A HUMONGOUS thank you to my Dad and Aunt Sharon
for spending the night and hanging out with Eden
so I could help take them all to school
without having to chase my firecracker around their classes!!!
And for folding and putting away the mound of clothes I had washed.
And for washing the sink full of dirty dishes.
And cleaning up the kitchen.
What a blessing to come home to :)

19 comments:

Rach said...

You take beautiful pictures! What a fun Mom you are. Is it too quiet around your house since school started?

Simply LKJ said...

Great pictures. We started Monday...summer goes by quickly!

byLGD Glass Jewelry said...

ok i am totally impressed that you did that all in one day! seriously! i have four kids (and nearly the same ages as yours) and i'm pooped after ONE visit to the pool. lol! what a great day you all had. we're in school too. started wednesday. the summer went by way too quickly.

Shannon Davey said...

Family are the best. Can see the fun they had. And Tessa looks like she just adores school. Could you send the washing fairy my way? ;)

Brian and Kendra said...

I love your pictures! You are very talented! Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your kids! I love having play days like that!

Lindsay said...

What a good momma you are! Hope you had a great summer! :)

KaitlinCole said...

Hi! I just started following you. I am a mama to one sweet boy in Seattle, WA! I love your pictures!

Amy K said...

Wow, what an awesome, busy last day of summer!
The first day of school pics are great. Our kids don't go back until Sept. 1st., so we've got a little more time.

La said...

Your children are adorable and it looks like you had a wonderful day with them.

May I borrow Dad and Aunt Sharon? :o) La

kbloems27 said...

Great idea! Think I might have to try this! Great photos too!! Hope they had a great first day.

Deanna Jane (cullenkidsmum) said...

We are finishing our first week of school today. We had a GREAT first week! My oldest started 2nd grade and she loves it.

Hope everyone has a great first day!

CupCakeCutie said...

is summer gone already. Sigh... Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I hope I "grow up" to be that kind of mama!

Stacy said...

Hi,
Just stopping by for the first time so thought I'd say hi! Your children are beautiful and it looks like you had a wonderful last day of summer! What great memories and what a great idea.

Glad their first day got off without a hitch.

Dave and Ashley said...

this is a precious post! hope everyone is loving school!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Looks like the very BEST way to start a new school year! Fun, fun!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

What a great day of fun. Wow your photos are amazing. In South Florida they don't start until this coming Tuesday. Have to go school supply shopping this weekend.

CurlyGirlD said...

What a great "last day of summer" for them! I may have to borrow your idea with my "almost 2nd grader" as we still have a few weeks before school starts here in NY. I hope all of your little people have a great time back at school!

CurlyGirlD said...

What a great "last day of summer" for them! I may have to borrow your idea with my "almost 2nd grader" as we still have a few weeks before school starts here in NY. I hope all of your little people have a great time back at school!

aeropastle.roxx said...

awww i love that picture of yur son holding yur daughter in the pool so sweet [: