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Monday, September 7, 2009

'Twas the Day Before School Starts.

We have had a great summer. I wholeheartedly mean that.

Of course, it was not without it's challenges. There were meltdowns and frustrations and time-outs. And that was just me.

But all in all we lived it up and enjoyed as much time outside, with family and friends, home and away. We watched the bigs play sports and shuttled them to and from friends houses. The littles and I went on playdates and picnics and lots and lots of parks.

But tomorrow, Tuesday, summer is over around here. It is back to the routine, the reality, the bedtimes and early morning schedule.

So today, to celebrate our last day of summer vacation we went to Chutes and Ladders park which is an awesome play park in the Twin Cities.

The kids played and ran and sweat their tails off. Of course, they didn't get too warm with the fun splash pad and sprayers the park offers too.


After a fun couple hours we came home, laid out outfits for the first day, showers/baths. Chili for dinner and apple pie for dessert. They all went to bed happily with lots of excitement about tomorrow.

Tomorrow, like every first day of school, we'll have our special breakfast, get ready and take pictures and stand eagerly at the bus stop. Not once this year, but twice. And then later in the day, we'll drop H at school too.

Life is full of lots of changes for this bunch.


Happy End of the Summer!

4 Comments:

Blogger GMS said...

Wow! Hyland Park has changed a lot since my "bigs" were "littles".

September 7, 2009 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

Wow - that place looks great!! Looks like you had a terrific time!! Today will be an exciting day - I bet H can't wait as well!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

September 8, 2009 at 7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an awesome part, never had anything like this when I was growing up. I see you all had a great time.
Happy back to school for everyone. I can't wait to here about H's day !! I hope he didn't get you all up to early ??

Love You All
Auntie Laurie

September 8, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Rodman Life said...

I had never heard of Chutes and Ladders (except for the board game of course...one of my favorites!) That park looks awesome and so does your family, of course! Man, I can't believe H is off to preschool and T in MIDDLE SCHOOL.. oh boy!

September 8, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

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