Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Shoes.



The kids each have new shoes (and some new clothes too) for school.
They start back tomorrow.
Except The Baby. He stays home with me.
But he got some shiny new boots too.


We went to the lake yesterday and all got sunburned.
Please excuse the pink cheeks.
I'm not ready for these guys to be back in school yet!
I might even cry. Seriously.
I enjoy them so much.


I know that I'm not cut out to homeschool though. Not at this stage of my life anyway.
And we have such great staff at our school.
Hi school staff!

We have a tradition of saying goodbye to summer by having ice cream the day before school starts.
So we went and snagged ice cream this afternoon.
We talked to a nice and wise older gentleman for a long time while we ate ice cream.





So tomorrow the kids are off. 2nd grade for The Boy.


And 4th grade for The Girl.



I love seeing the people they're becoming. But I just want to hold on to them for a bit longer.

44 comments:

Elizabeth said...

How sweet! My Kiddo started Pre-K today at his new school.

Tricia McKellar said...

I can't believe my daughter is 19! 19! How did that happen? The mad rush of shopping for school seems like yesterday...

shelli said...

Tomorrow Baby Girl is 2nd grader... get this Baby Boy is a *sniff sniff* FRESHMAN !!!

Wendy said...

Are the kids excited to go back to school? Summer goes by too quickly doesn't it? I wonder what kind of trouble bad baby will get into once the kids are in school...

Kelly said...

Wow! I love the ice cream tradition. I may have to borrow that. I love the pic of the boy with the book on his head!

PamperingBeki said...

They are really excited to go back and see all their friends!

We tried to balance the apple on top of the book and could never get it right. So we settled on just the book on his head. :)

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I am diggin' those boots that the big girl is wearing! School days....

Ok, and did someone take a bite out of the apple in that next to the last pic?? hee hee

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

OK, you practically had me in tears and my kids are still home for 4 more weeks!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Great pictures, Beki. We still have almost 4 weeks of summer break left so I'm not trying to think about getting back into the routine just yet!

woolies said...

4th grade - I loved 4th grade. Your kids are so beautiful - enjoy them! Mine are now both in high school, I have no idea how that happened.

Stylestance said...

I really like your back-to-school tradition of ice cream. They'll always remember that as they get older. Such a sweet post.

Christine said...

What great pics, Beki :) I love the one of all their new shoes! You have such a fantastic eye! Wishing them & you a blessed and happy school year!

kraftykash said...

These are great pictures! I didnt realize our girls were going into the same grade. :) Korby will be 10 next week, she is excited to start school. Love all the shoes!!

Spadazzle said...

Nice pictures :) We used to eat at Braums when we lived in Texas, it was good :) Since we homeschool we do a "no school" party at the end of Summer Day Camp and make a list of places we want to go see, our first 2 weeks are trips :) it all starts out good but I may lose my mind after a few months.... thankfully we are at the older years where he can do some things on his own... although I miss the little kid things. I made everyone watch cartoons last night :)

Mikiye Creations said...

It's amazing watching your little ones growing up!
..And she is WORKING those new boots!!!!
Strike a POSE!
:P

Julie said...

What a sweet post. I love hearing the things you do with your kids. Very cute pictures, too.

Heather said...

clever apple & book shots! might have to steal that :)

Trasie Bressler said...

Love the new shoes. Love the new clothes. Love the not wanting your kids to go back to school because I completely understand. Love everything about this post really......LOVE LOVE LOVE the ice cream!!!!

I will be thinking about you tomorrow and if you cry it's ok. I cried everyday for 2 weeks last year when I took my youngest one to preschool. Before I got to the front door of the school I don't know who was crying harder him or me? So don't worry you aren't the only sad Mommy when school time rolls around again!

business courses said...

i so love the shoes its designs and styles its so perfect.

Is she 19,years old?cause she looks like 17

Life is good! said...

whatever you do, don't go to sleep at night, for when you wake up they will be grown and ready to leave home. i have 5 that have proved me right, and i didn't even see it coming!
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Christina said...

So sweet.
We've been getting new shoes and clothes, too. It's so fun. Everything all new and clean and ready to go.
I also love the blue ice cream on the nose...very cute!

Erica said...

this post makes me happy and sad. my boys are growing up too fast and so i can imagine how you feel sending them back to school. i will for sure be the mom crying when sean starts kindergarten! but they're just so stinkin cute and have such awesome shoes :)

Chele said...

I'm not cut out for the homeschooling stuff either right now. But, am so thankful for that wonderful school staff! :)

Nina Estrella said...

Your children are adorable and I love those beige boots!!! My youngest twins just turned 22! Cannot believe it, back to school seems like yesterday...at least I have my little 3 year old GD to enjoy. Time passes so quickly.

sassy girl said...

you take awesome pictures!!! so cute! goodluck... {hope you don't cry too much}

traci said...

i always hate it when my kids go back to school too. we are in the minority you know. looks like they got some great new shoes. back to school shopping is the best part of school.

Cristy said...

Love the pictures. The apple and book ones are adorable!

I dropped off two of mine this morning. I think I was the last parent to leave, just like every year. I just have to stay and take 'one more picture'. This growing up thing stinks.

i love plum said...

school tomorrow? that's crazy talk in my neck of the woods!!!! wow! we don't start until september!!!! love the ice cream pix!!!!

rentz said...

hmmm. I commented last night, but it seems to have not shown up.

Your kids are adorable! But I'm sure you already knew that. And I LOVE the girl's boots. Wish mine would wear something like that. Only tennies, rocket dogs and cleats will do for her.

Hope they have a great school year!

Tara said...

So sweet!! great photos and I love your ice cream tradition!

Laura said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
What are you doing?????????
What happened to OUR PLAN?????????
My bus is nearly ready to hit the road...
get those kids out of school and join us!!!!!!!!
We will be in KAnsas in a week or two....
they can wear their new shoes...let's just DO IT

(yes. I am still in denial...so not ready...)

Molly said...

Love the new school shoes. Don't you wish we could shrink them down back to babies and let time set still? They grow up too fast! Happy Thursday!
~Molly P

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

You've got some cute models there! :-)

Aw, last day of summer fun!

Blessings!
Melissa

NicNacManiac said...

They are just precious!! And their shoes are adorable as well. Love the back to school ice cream ritual!!

Ruth said...

love those pink cheeks. LOVE the girl's new boots! you are such a sweet mama.

Diane said...

Hi there! I participate in Fingerprint Friday most weeks and really enjoy your blog. So, I added you to my Blog Link List on my page and just wanted to let you know!
Hope your kids had a great first day back to school!

Blessings,
Diane

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gina said...

My Brielle has boots like your girl. So cute. I kind of wish mine were starting sooner- we have like 12 days left and it's kind of like hurry up, shop, and wait...


After their haircuts on Monday they will have nothing to do but say they wish it was next week (they love school).

ArtSnark said...

hope it is a wonderful day for everyone :D

John & Elisa Seaba said...

I LOVE the picture of your little one giving his big sister a taste of his cone...SO sweet!

Princess Caitlin said...

I love the Girl's boots! I was pining for some like that last fall. :P

What flavor is blue ice cream? I'm at a loss over here...

PamperingBeki said...

The Girl's boots are $5 clearance from Target.

And that blue ice cream is "Birthday Cake" flavored! It tasted just like eating frosting.

Whimsical Creations said...

I am so sad summer is ending. Our kids go back in a couple of weeks.

Going out for ice cream the day before school starts sounds like a great tradition!

Renee said...

I really like your back-to-school tradition of ice cream....hope it is a wonderful day for everyone ...
You've got some cute models there!...fantastic pics thanks for sharing...
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Renee said...

I really like your back-to-school tradition of ice cream....hope it is a wonderful day for everyone ...
You've got some cute models there!...fantastic pics thanks for sharing...
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