Sunday, June 10, 2007
Good job, dudes!
I. waiting to get into Babe's. . .
E. gives a thumbs up to around 9,000 calories of chicken, taters and corn. . .
Summer's here. The kids are out of school. So what better place to celebrate the start of summer vacation than Babe's Chicken. . . yum! Roanoke's finest purveyor of artery-clogging grease and fat is too good to pass up. . . so we eschewed our usual Friday visit to CiCi's Pizza (only the finest for our family!) to load up on fried chicken, creamed corn, mashed potatoes and fresh biscuits, all served in a brick building that a small earthquake could turn into dust.
What about the end of the school year? Our oldest son, E., "graduated" from Kindergarten last week. Actually, "graduated" is a little bit of hype. . .let's call it "promoted" instead. We can't express to him enough in words how proud we are of how much he accomplished in his first year in public school. His teacher, Mrs. S., was a wonderful influence on him. . .he sure learned a bunch, and his love of reading going carried right on through into summer--he's excited to attend a reading camp next week. This kid just loves to learn. . .he amazes us with what he's been able to absorb, and has become as interested in geography as his old man. Get him near a globe, map or "Google Earth," and it'll be hours before he comes up for air. . .
And I. finished another year at Mom's Day Out. I'm sure he'll miss the teacher, his naps, and especially his girlfriends from class! He's turning 3 in a few weeks. . . amazing how fast he's growing up.
It probably just SEEMS like it will be a long summer, looking at it from the first week of having the kids home all the time. . .but I'm sure it'll just flash by. What will we do to keep 'em busy? Endless trips to the swimming pool and swinging and climbing on the backyard gymset can only take you so far! E. and I. have swim lessons lined up, and then there's a couple of weeks in July when we're going to Colorado. . .
Anyway, congrats kids. Your Mom and Dad love you, and want to share your accomplishments with the rest of the world.