Friday, June 13, 2008

And We're Off!


Last day of school, hip hip hooray! I picked the boys up from school this morning, and was the atmosphere ever joyous. I don't know who was looking happier, the kids or the teachers ;-) Of course, I had to teach the guys "no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks" on the walk home.
Lorraine and RJ, Liam & Mikey took off for Priest Lake camping, while Alex is enjoying a sleepover at my house tonight. We will head up to Priest tomorrow after he attends a birthday party.
To celebrate the last day, he and I ate lunch at the Milk Bottle, yum yum (and calories galore)! He ordered a grilled cheese sandwich, milk and cherry pie ala mode. Half the sammy got eaten and all of the pie and ice cream. He was super duper well mannered, even though the place was absolutely slammed and it took forever to get our order. He loved sitting at the counter on the revolving stools, and said "This is the best day of my life". It doesn't get any better than that!
The boys had a very successful school year, with reading levels improving tremendously, along with improvements in just about all other areas. RJ grew 1/2", Liam grew 2", and Alex shot up 2 1/2" this year! I don't even want to know how much their feet have grown!
Will report on our PL adventures Sunday night!

8 comments:

Katie said...

that is so cute, i love Al's comments! who wouldn't think pie and grilled cheese makes for a great day?!! top it off with swivel chairs and it's just a recipe for perfection!

Sue said...

Boy, that's as good as the Paul Bunyon Room with Toddie!

Unknown said...

Clearly the teachers were more excited (judging from experience!) You two had quite the little adventure. Alex and I walked to the park today, and he had fun playing photographer. My blog will have some of his pics up!

Laurie said...

as an honorary grandma, I had a great time with my little pal. Who doesn't love being the 'only child' for a day!?

Cara said...

it def. sounds like a recipe for the best day of anyone's life!!

zaideafraidey said...

Priest Lake is gorgeous (drove by it once) you should have a great time and weather. I got the socks OMG, they are much too beautiful to wear. I want to find a neat little brass rod (something kind of old fashioned) and hang them off brass wires from it at the cabin. It will be one of my fav pieces of art. Did you find the penis back boy?

Meg said...

Okay, dying laughing at the 'penis back boy' comment. I love this family. Laur, I remember this little milk hut...wish I had eaten there when I was in Spokie.

Laurie said...

wait what? penis back boy?