Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ready or Not

The Summer is coming to an end.
I should probably have more pictures to show for it...but I don't. I guess I'm one of those people that is too busy enjoying the moment to stop and document it. Either that or I'm too busy trying to stay sane and keep all my kids alive. Yeah, probably that.
Here's what I do have:

The kids did all kinds of fun summer camps
(another thing to love about Rochester - community ed).
One of Noah's favorites was "Mini-Hawks"
a multi-sport camp.
They played soccer, baseball, and basketball everyday and on the last day the parents got to come and watch.
Soccer was fun, baseball was freaking hilarious because none of the kids really had a clue what was going on, and basketball was exciting because Noah made the one and only basket, which he was extremely proud of.

Not the best photos but at least I got him in action.

What I really really wish I had though was a video of one of Alex's favorite classes this summer: Chinese Aerobics.
Actually the class was called Creative Movement and the little description in the brochure said something about basic dance steps and exercise moves - but what they really did was Chinese Aerobics.
I'm being serious.
And Alex was into it.
And it was the cutest most hilarious thing I've seen in a long time.
I didn't know parents were going to get a little performance on the last day and was therefore unprepared to document it.
Use your imagination.

What I do have is this picture of Alex on her last day of preschool last year.
Yesterday she had orientation and she CANNOT wait to go back. In fact she cried the whole way home when she found out her actual first day isn't until next week.
Same school, 3 days this year instead of 2, new teachers (although Noah had them), some old friends and some new - actually, turns out we know almost half the class - the mormons are taking over : )
She's ready.

Last night was also Back-to-School Night for Noah.
We met his teacher, he got a good one. He chose his desk and ran into some friends.
And next Tuesday my oldest child will start full-day school.
It's going to be an adjustment for both of us, but...
He's ready.
I'm ready.

Avery is probably not ready to have her siblings gone so much, but she is too cute to be left out of this post.
Here she is all dressed up and ready to go to church. That's Alex's dress she's wearing.

Now someone please tell me
How did I get here???


Sarah said...

Okay, please tell me you have seen this video:

It's the first thing I thought of when you said chinese aerobics and I'm still laughing about it. It's actually japanese aerobics... combined with teaching english - win/win right? :)

I have NO IDEA how we got to this stage of our lives. Weren't we just leaving helaman halls???

Faye said...

You've had a super busy summer - I'd say your new kitchen and all this stuff you have had your kids participating in is plenty to show for your summer. I can't believe Avery in Alex's dress. I'm looking at Alex's picture on my wall right now in that outfit. When did Avery get that big? Can't wait to see everyone - glad it's so soon.

mnjacksons said...

Summer gotta love those comm. ed classes. that chinese aerobic video was pretty funny. thanks for the good laugh. Good luck with school and everything.

robyne said...

I love your posts, I love your sense of humor, I love what a great Mom you are, I love your adorable kids...You amaze me! Can't wait to see you at the wedding!!