Thursday, June 14, 2007

Last Day of School Eve

I'm not sure what tomorrow's school day will be all about. They've taken their tests and turned in their books. The science lab walls are bare. Today are closing ceremonies and special performances, eighth grade graduation... what's left?

There is a Sports Day event for Father's Day tomorrow. I'm going too, so I can lurk and take pictures of Geoff with his children. Even though I am more than ready to be done with this school year, to have our summer and family time together, it will be bittersweet leaving and saying goodbye to our new friends and the familiar sights. It's, almost, hard to believe an entire year has come and gone.

Yesterday Alex asked if he could have dark pants, a tie and belt. In So Cal we rarely find or make excuses to wear long pants, never mind ties. We haven't been to any weddings since James and Deanne's, 3 years ago, so our formal wear options are limited. Alex can wear William's coat, and Geoff's shoes are nearly the right size. We were at Target and found the finishing touches, so Alex could get spiffed up for his nearly last day of school. He looks proud, handsome too.

Max is proud... he's grown, and while we were shopping he asked if we couldn't get him some new shoes? I looked at his size 8 battle weary, scruffed and ragged shoes from last Fall. Yes, new shoes. He talked about his new shoes all morning. He showed everyone the shoe bottoms and discussed their superior traction and tread. He loves his new men's size 9 shoes.

Not to be out done... look at me...
Maria outfitted me with this custom designed bunny hat and veil.
I feel pretty. Oh so pretty. I feel pretty and witty and gay.
And I pity
Any girl who isn't me today!

If this song gets stuck in your head, I apologize.


kimberly sherrod said...

oh, yeah, it's stuck like a 45 of David Cassidy singing Cherish when I was in 7th grade! Oh, so pretty...You are a cutie! I love the hat, the shoes and Alex all spiffed up. Good looking bunch you all are! Yippee! School is out for summer!!! Don't let that song get stuck in your heads!!! hahha!

Tarie said...

Yes, Alex does look very handsome in his little suit. :)

Gretchen said...

Alex looks so handsome. Congratulations! Looking forward to the party.