Sunday, September 5, 2010

summer rules

jumpin & waitin

Today I looked at the fridge and realized that the paper I wrote out the summer rules on at the beginning of summer was covered up with a drawing and I almost went to hang it where the kids could see it when I realized that summer is over. I can take down the summer rules. I could throw it away. Just like that.

But just throwing it in the trash seems so sad right now. I guess I’m mourning summer.

summer rules
I wrote this spur of the moment on one of the first days of summer thinking I would revise it and make it cute and fix the run on backwards sentence structure, but it was one of the many things I meant to do.

I didn’t get it all in! I made a bunch of good recipes and even took pictures of a few of them and never put one on here! I meant to, so maybe I’ll go find the pictures and do it anyway. Someday. Maybe I will someday.

I meant to take the kids on all these great hikes. It didn’t happen. But we did go to the beach a lot. And we did have some play-dates. And we did go to Cape Cod with my mom. And my sister did come visit. And I'm sure we did some other fun stuff but I can't think of what right this second.

rope swing

Jake had a birthday and I meant to write this great post about how awesome he is. I didn’t do it. But I did make him a cake and throw him a party. (And just so you know, he’s awesome.)

School has started and our lives are now full of schedules and homework. The bus comes BEFORE 7:00am. That’s just insane. Who thought that was an appropriate time to send our kids to school?

1st day of 6th grade
1st day of 6th

1st day of 3rd grade
1st day of 3rd

1st day of kindergarten
1st day of 1st

These were taken before the transition nightmare that is the first week of school.  Which I am trying to learn from and then forget about because there is no good reason to remember a week like that.


Karynne said...

I totally agree about the first week of school. It is best left forgotten. My friend said I have post-summer depression (in other words intense school hating), but it should wear off once I realize that summer will come agin. For now it is a different season, but it is not the end of the world.

momofbeegees said...

I love it that my kiddos are starting the exact same grades as your kiddos. 6th, 3rd, 1st........

Dallas and Krista said...

6th- my, oh my is she insanely beautiful or what?
3rd- he looks like so much fun to pretend with. I know he's got some good ideas going on in there.
1st- she looks like a mini you, and perhaps acts a little more like a mini me :)

Love you all.

Emma Jo said...

Seriously, the transition...who knew? I mean, GOING to school was happy and easy, all the other at-home stuff? INSANE.
I love your summer rules. I might just adopt exactly that for next summer.
For now, here's to new schedules and structure back in my life.
So sorry about the bus time. That really SUCKS. Sorry for saying sucks.

Merrilee said...

I should write a post about the first day of school from a kindergarten teacher's point of view! Maybe yours wouldn't seem so bad! Your children are so beautiful. Enjoy your little ones at home, they grow so fast. I guess you heard that Karen will be writing posts about her twins next spring. Four Reeve girl cousins with twins. Wow! Adventures ahead...

Steph said...

I love your snapshots and glimpses into your world Brittany. And I love that summer rules list! I hope the second week is smoother.

I look forward to seeing you soon. I really really do.

Stephanie :)

Abby said...

Such beautiful pictures of such beautiful the way, when do people like you get to sleep?

Shelley said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the summer to do list. I'm going to have to write one up next year.