Monday, August 18, 2008

Photo Essay: End of Summer

Included here are a bunch of random thoughts and how we spent our last weekend of summer. School starts Wednesday and due to my terrific internship we had no summer vacation this year. Instead, we opted for a weekend at the water park. Faded Daylilies, suffering from too much sun, but still lovely...
Day one at the water park, was spent with 300 of my closest friends...not really. My work had a water park day...and we all went. After waiting over an hour to get in...the fun began. The kids had a great time. So great, in fact, they wanted to go back on Sunday. We still had some free passes to use and some buy one get one frees, so we packed up the cooler and headed in for day two. This time...no waiting :) I had my baby Au B (That's what she calls herself) that day and so the majority of our time was spent in the kiddie pool. Au B and I stayed for a few hours, then left the kids there to enjoy the rest of their day.

Gotta love that baby neck!
Brennan is addicted to water slides!

So is Kristina! After Aubrey and I left the park we headed out to lunch with Tim, Deb, Kev, Brennan, Me and Shana. The following picture illustrates why one year olds should never be allowed to have a cup of ranch dressing with their chicken! Oh wait...except for this reason... Ah yes! The sheer joy of ranch on your face, your hands, in your hair, and on your grapes! Yum. my. I had to tease my brother...I said, geez, when my kids were little you wouldn't sit anywhere near them when they looked like that, but now that it's your grandaughter...you even get a ranch dressing kiss! My how times have changed...
We just about have the school supply shopping done...and we're just about broke! I have to purchase two calculators still, one of which is $100, gym shoes, and a few spirals for Nina and then we're done! For now...I didn't buy any school clothes, since they have pretty adequate wardrobes already. I had bought quite a bit over the summer so they'll be ok until it starts to get cold. How am I feeling about the 10th, 8th, and 7th grader? I am feeling like where has the time gone and could I Puleeeeeez be done with school so that I can enjoy them before the rest of the time slips away?
Our summer sure has flown by...without one 90 degree day I might add...global warming? Not here!
Until next time...

3 comments:

HeatherPride said...

Is summer over already??? so sad!

I have to say though, I had a wee anxiety attack when I thought of myself getting into a swimsuit for all my coworkers to see! EGAD!

3 kids & us said...

hey, i was just wondering how you get it to show when your friends added a post to your blogs. if you could help me thatd be amazing!

JC said...

Looks like great fun.