How can it be? My boys are in 8th and 10th grade now. They both allowed me to take their photos in the morning. In the afternoon, it was touch and go with the Youngest.
Before I left the house, I got a few photos of the Youngest. I was lucky he was willing to go outside with me. This was taken at almost 7 am.
After yelling at the Oldest to get moving because car drop off was going to be busy because it was the first day of school, I was able to get a photo of him in front of our tree. I took a few other photos in the car during drop off.
A tradition is to take photos on the first day or close to the first day of school in front of our tree in our yard. I do a photo session. Some years, the photos are great. Other years, well they are quite interesting. This year was a combination.
For some reason, Youngest decided we needed to include Dobby, our 15-year-old dog, in the photos. As you can see, Dobby was not impressed.
Next one to get his photos was Oldest.
Then I asked the boys to take photos together. They decided to be silly about the whole experience.
Next the red nose and Davy Crockett hat came out and the silly photos were taken.
Finally I asked the Youngest to take photos without Dobby. This is what I got.
I guess the photo session was done at that point. There wasn’t going to be anymore cooperating with me.
Have a magical day,
The Oldest turned 16 last week. I have a couple photos of me from that time period.
Continue reading We Could be Twins
Today I chose the writing prompt – Write about something that surprised you.
I’m not going to write about my car being broken into the other day. Yes, that did surprise me. And yes, it did surprise me that we had cleaned it out so there was nothing in the car except for coffee mugs, trash, flossers, my lunch bag, a stinky gym bag, and a towel. And no, it did not surprise me that Hubby did not lock my car even after I asked him to do that. (Don’t ask why it didn’t surprise me.)
Continue reading Sometimes Life Needs to Slow Down
As I was organizing my posts from this site, I realized I never finished writing about our Super Trip in 2013. The Super Trip took place almost 6 years ago when the boys were 8 and 10. Now they are almost 14 and 16. Oops!
When I left off, I got as far as Georgia Aquarium but not Zoo Atlanta and Huntsville, Alabama.
Welcome to the writer’s workshop day. I had to chose a topic to write about. I was little torn this week between a few of them. For example, I could write a blog post inspired by the word pair or something my child has said that made me smile. The third choice was to write about my favorite musical artists from back in the day. So what did I choose?
Continue reading Random Thoughts
We have a tradition of going to a local ice cream shop on most Thursday evenings. Yesterday the Oldest got a brownie sundae. I’m surprised the dog was not begging for any of the whipped cream or ice cream. Yummy!
Have a magical day,
Yes, I said days. I had an unexpected day off on Valentine’s Day so Hubby and I went out. Then I took the boys out on Friday which is a rare occurrence now that they are older.
Continue reading My Valentine’s Days
Every year, I love to take photos of the boys on or near the first day of school. I took some before they headed out on their first day. Then 2 days later, we took the official photos. I love seeing how much they have grown in a year. Continue reading Beginning of the School Year Photos (7th and 9th grade)
After we were done with Gettysburg, we traveled south to Maryland. The Imaginative One had never been to Maryland.
Continue reading Trip Home from Hershey – Blog Post #10
After we were done in Hershey, we drove an hour south east to Gettysburg.
Continue reading Gettysburg- Blog Post #9