Monday, June 13, 2011

And Then, All Of The Sudden, The School Year Ended and It Was Summer...

I don't know how it happened, but the school year is over. It feels like that rainy first day of the year was only a few weeks ago. It may have had something to do with the fact that I birthed a baby whale, and for some reason that makes my life fly by at some sort of light-inducing speed. Babies tend to do that to their mothers...

Anywho, the last day of school was Friday and this morning was absolutely splendid not having to wake early, but instead, getting to lounge in my bed, leisurly nurse and then play with my baby, make chocolate-chip pancakes for breakfast at 10 (10 o'clock people! I can't remember the last time I ate breakfast that late...)

Here's a sneek at our last day of school festivities, which included our Treat Day (kid's choice) of homemade oreo cookies and red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting: We also went to our pool for the Splash Party and had pizza and soda. It was quite a fun day and I am so excited for summer. Especially after I get my "to-do's" done which include (but are not limited to) the following:

-Re-organize and clean out the clothes that have been outgrown and/or trashed
-Re-organize bedrooms, closets, drawers
-Clean out toyroom and toyboxes

This is just for starters. It is my most dreaded task twice a year. I don't know why I hate it so.... but I do.

Back to this morning.... After we ate, we did chores and reading (I'm reading my children Fablehaven and they are enamored with it already and we're only on chapter 4) and then we went for a walk/bike ride. Also, the kids played "school" (which continues to crack me up. It is like, their favorite game. Really? School?! Yes) Poor Magnus was decorated as an Arts and Crafts project. I felt really bad after one of the stickers got stuck and I thought "I'll rip it off really fast like a band-aid" except it kept slipping out of my fingers and by the time I finally got it off he was screaming. No more stickers on my baby.

Ahhhhh well, I hope you're all having a happy summer too.

I better go continue to work on my to-do's.... Have a Happy Monday!


Ben and Alyse said...

Looks like fun stuff. I am trying to get through Fablehaven and have only gotten half way. Ben finished the first book :)

Armstrong said...

LOL...poor Magnus :( I think we all dread the cleaning out of old clothes. Goog luck with that project, I'll wait a while longer until I absoutly HAVE TO do it!

dan and linds said...

Those cookies look awesome!!! I want the recipe!