Yesterday was the first day of school for my older boys. Marty wasn't too happy about having his picture taken but I insisted. He was also nervous about school because this would be his first year in middle school. He tried to tell me that he would be too old to have a back to school picture taken in the 7th grade but I just laughed. Joey, on the other hand, was more than happy to have his picture taken. Joey was also looking forward to this year at school. Luckily, both boys had a fantastic day. For those of you who know Marty, you realize what a HUGE thing that is. When he isn't around people he is close to and comfortable with, Marty comes across as the quiet, studious, smart one which has made him the target for a lot of teasing in the past. It was such a wonderful change of pace having him come home from school in a good mood.
All my boys had great summers. Gabe developed an obsession with the lawn mower.
Marty and Joey both improved their swimming ability greatly and ended the summer being able to enjoy the deep end of the pool.
And, Gabe being Gabe decided he could do everything his brothers could do.
I hope their school year is as wonderful as their summer was.
***BTW, I will be holding a give-away in celebration of my 200th post. Keep your eyes open.***