August 22, 2009

Summer Ends

Tis bitter sweet to mark the end of summer. How is it possible for something to last "so LONG" and yet go so very fast? We have played at the lake many days, sunning our legs and lightening our hair. We avoided sickness...for the most part!! We have spent many days helping out at the restaurant and playing at the park.

Visited the library and lost some books....Gone swimming at the rec center. Caught up with old friends. Journeyed back and forth attempting to visit cousins, and yet we didn't get to play with them as much as I would have liked.

Living in a new neighborhood we have made some new friends, and yet we feel so new and not yet enough time to know them all.

Monday school starts. YIKES! I am so excited and yet so sad. As much as my kids are driving me bonkers today, I am mixed with emotions. Did I do enough fun with them? Did we enjoy our time together?

We did. I had fun. I enjoy just going and doing stuff, yet there are several things more I wish we could do. There are always weekends right??? We have actually slept in this summer, will we be able to wake up?? There will be days where just T-Rex and I will be alone...and as G-Man reminded me, soon there will be days when all will be in school and I will be so lonely....for a split second I thought about having another....and that fleeted as fast as it came.

I am so looking forward to the older kids going off and making new friends and having some structure in their so unstructured life. Actually going to bed and bedtime routines get to get started again!!! Do I have to start making dinners???

Today is the LAST Saturday before school starts!! and so far the kids have built a furniture fort in the front room and have sat on my bed watching Saturday Morning cartoons, well more like infomercials...what happened to Saturday morning cartoons????


Yvonne said...

Don't they still have Saturday morning cartoons???

Summer has gone by much too quickly hasn't it.

Schedules are always good.

steffenboysmom said...

Great last minute summer shots~ I'm not ready for fall, but I'm warming up to the idea~

Shannon and Brad said...

It sounds like you guys had a great summer! I have mixed emotions too!!

McCulloch Family said...

What a beautiful school building!! I know what you mean on the summertime activities... as long as they look back and have had fun, I'm happy!

Cheryl Anne said...

I'm right there with you too. I'm so excited for THEM. I've been pretty boring the past month or so. LOL. They will be glad to get back into a routine.

Nancy Face said...

Yikes, are those hives I see?

I enjoyed your pictures, as always! And the header up on top...well, have I told you I think your children are beautiful? Because I do! :)

Tonia said...

I can't wait for the routines. Who knew I was so Type A?

blushing rose said...

What a way to start the day! SMCs ... Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

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