Labor Day and First Day of School 2013

Well, another Labor Day/First Day of School has come and gone.  I figured I had better write up this post now or it might never happen.  We move a week from tomorrow!!!!  So it is now or never for this post! 🙂  

We were up at Loon Lodge for Labor Day.  As always, we had craft time up at the cabin.  Gma Tone came up with this seashell painting project using shells from South Padre Island.

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They had a lot of fun with this.

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Surprisingly, Avery’s shells turned out the best!  LOL.  She came up with the idea after she was done to splatter pink paint on her shells.  The others were all “ooooooooh ahhhhhh”  and copied her.  

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Oh hey Rocko!

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It wouldn’t be a weekend at Loon Lodge without a picture of someone in the fabulous red glasses from the sunglass collection!

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Gma and Gpa got a pontoon paddle boat.  The kids love it.  Eric, not so much.  He thinks its lame and that no one will use it.  Well HA HA to him because everyone wanted to use it a lot!

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Then after a day of shell drying, it was time for part 2 of the craft – sticking the shells in plaster of paris to make stepping stones.  The girls mixed it up and we poured it in pie pans.

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Annnnnnnnnd it set up too fast.  Natalie was the only one who got to put shells in before it got too hard.  Craft fail!

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Wahhhhh waaaaaaaah.

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And as always, we had lots and lots of good food (spotty bananas not included!  WHY are those there?!) and good times with the fam.

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Final night of summer campfire.

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And, the last lanterns.  Le sigh.

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Eric is laughing at Jon sticking his face in the picture suddenly.  

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But since he was moving and blurry, I made him re-do it.

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Hmmm, I wonder where Natalie gets it from? 😉

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Off it goes!

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Here’s Natalie’s dance face!  Or so I’m told…

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Back at home, it was time for the 1st day of school for Dylan.  As you can probably tell by his clenched hands, he was pretty nervous.  He started his 1st grade year at a new school because of our impending move.

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Getting him to smile was hard.

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Eric knocked on the window to try to loosen him up.  

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He showed us his muscles in response to that. 🙂  

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He survived but not without some tears and lots and lots of “what if” questions each night before bed since.  I think once we’re moved and settled, he’ll feel better.  We all will.  This moving thing blows!!!  7 more days…..

And with that, I’m signing off.  See ya in a month?  Maybe?  Haha.

ETA: Avery’s first day of school pics.  She started a few days after Dylan so I didn’t have her pics to stick in this post at the time.  Anyway, here they are!  This is her 2nd year of preschool.

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She was very chatty with her teachers which is funny b/c last year I think she barely said a word to them!

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About trishthedish79

Stay at home mom of 2, wife, cook, playmate, friend, Zumba instructor, fitness guru and internet junkie.
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One Response to Labor Day and First Day of School 2013

  1. toni Hodgson says:

    Aaaaw poor D. It will get better!! Geez, you didn’t mention the defunct lemonade stand!!! Dang Mn. unpredictable weather!

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