Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The First Day of School 2014

 The first day of school 2014 went off without a hitch this morning as #TeamSlap headed out the door on time and happy. Miracles do happen people!


YaYa and LuLu had been asking for a ride to school this AM but once it was vetoed they hit the pavement with no further complaint on this gorgeous morning. "I can tell it's gonna be hot today cuz  the sun is out and there's no clouds," Junie said. 



At the school, under threat of me making a scene and loudly proclaiming their names while I did so, they gathered for a traditional #TeamSlap cheer. We do it every morning, but no, not usually so close to the school where they could be seen (gasp!) showing family unity and love. 




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Oh, and here's a huge fly I saw on the way home. I don't know if you can tell scale from my finger in the shot, but it was something out of a '50's horror flick. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer School 2014

None of my kids were required to take summer school - their grades were good - but it was a good way to keep their minds sharp and their bellies full (they got lunch and breakfast LOL) Plus it was only 8/10ths of a mile from home, and I enjoyed walking with them to school each morning. It only ran for the month of July, and was interrupted many times by prior commitments. 

None-the-less, they were far from pleased with the decision. The smiles here are forced (and Lu doesn't even seem to have tried)


Once at school, they met many old friends from both their current school and their old one. 





Monday, August 18, 2014

College For Kids 2013


Did you read the College for Kids post about this summer's experience? Well, when I was writing it I discovered I'd forgotten to post about last year (2013). So here we go :)

Here's the beautiful lakefront while en route to UWM



















Here's the dance recital that closed out LuLu's class


















Here's our visit to Eeyore's house: 














Here's the finale of YaYa's acting class: 




And her dance class (with the same teacher as Olivia). Note that I'm sans beard - an every-five years occurrence. 














Here's Junie in the car making a farting noise with something she made in class LOL




and waiting in the Union for her siblings 




and out for dinner after class