Monday, September 8, 2014

The 2014 Food Pantry Charity Walk

This past Saturday #TeamSlap, for the third year in a row, participated in a charity walk for the local food pantry. 

The morning of the walk the kids were not thrilled with the notion, despite looking forward to it for weeks. 


YaYa, now a month shy of teenagehood, refused to have her face in any picture. 

Anyhow, soon enough it was time to hit the pavement. This year, for the first time, we took the "long route", the 2.6 mile option. 

Halfway into the walk, I finally got a face pic. Sorta. Kinda. 

Right around the time this picture was taken Lauren and I discussed the possible benefits of buying a Beetle; gas mileage was my point. Hers? "If we were driving in it we could watch people punch each other" [aka "white punch buggie no punch back"]

Lisa was on 'stand-by', just in case one of the kids pooped out and we needed a pickup. It wasn't needed :)

Once we finished the walk - THE FIRST TO FINISH by the way - the food pantry offered participants a sundae bar. The kids dove in. I abstained. 

On the walk home we walked through the road construction nearby, grateful that it wasn't our street that was torn apart by the city. 

 I am disappointed in a number of friends (not just one) who RSVP'd for the various invites that were issued for it and then failed to show. Y'all missed a beautiful day and the chance to do something good for the community. That aside, kudos to the kids of #TeamSlap. I'm proud of you.

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. 

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.