Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Getting Ready For 7th Grade

Here we go again.

Gracie has been crossing her fingers all week that she will get a top locker and the engineering class she wants.

Good news is she got a top locker. Bad news is she got an elective she didn't ask for or even want.

Middle school drama ensued, but long after the excitement of seeing old friends on her new "team," seeing Mrs. Crockett again and over-decorating her locker.

Maybe this year will be better.  You know, it has to be better--it can only go UP from 6th grade!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

One Last Summer Trip To Grandmas

Which basically meant one last opportunity to spoil all three grandchildren rotten before the new school year begins.

Grandma put on the guilt, and Gracie and Thomas put on the begging and this mama loaded all three kids up and drove them to Lynchburg for one final hurrah.

They were given ice cream, late night swims, fast food, junk food, restaurant food, locker decorations, remote control cars, extremely lat bedtimes and even more ice cream.  Just what two kids who are dreading a new 9 months in the classroom needed.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Yortown Beach Annual Trip


We made it to #4, and to be honest, I wasn't sure we were going to make it through this day. Adding a baby in the mix made the day a LOT more stressful than I was hoping it would be.

I won't list everything that went wrong, because my fingers would get tired from typing, but in the end the kids had a great time as always. And, though I was sure Grace's day was miserable, she assures me she enjoyed her quiet reading time in her beach chair.

Who wants to babysit a toddler next August?! Anyone?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pancakes With Friends

Who doesn't love pancakes?!!

This is our second IHOP outing this summer. Last time it was for $.56 short stacks, today they are a $1!  So, we once again invited Mrs. Jo and Rachael and Rebecca and then they invited Nikki and her kids. So, we had a big long table full of kids, and it was a sticky great brunch.

Monday, August 22, 2016

MES Ice Cream Social

I deserve the biggest parenting star today.  It is so hot. It is always so hot!!!  I am so tired of being hot! But, being the benevolent mom I am, I drove my kids to the elementary school for the annual ice cream social. And I didn't complain (much) about the heat, and I let them eat messy iced treats, and I took pictures. 

...And then I cranked the AC the whole way home.