"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A little bit of everything...

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.***

13 comments:

Ken's choice said...

Lovely photos and video.
Brave little Gabe (and Mum)

Fertilized said...

Great videos and photos. Congrats to getting the boys off for their first day back to school.

alicia said...

awe great photos!! I am glad they had a good first day!

here from ICLW

Katie said...

I'm glad that had a good first day at school. How fun!
here from ICLW

Carbon said...

First day photos are so much fun, I hope to take them someday! I hope middle school continues to treat your boy well.

An ICLW Wanderer

Andrea said...

Your boys are so handsome! Glad the older ones had good first days!!

(ICLW)

Ginny said...

My oldest is going into middle school this year (6th grade), she already asked me if I was going to embarrass her at the bus, lol. I told her I wouldn't, BUT I was at least getting a picture of her before the bus comes.

My youngest is going into 2nd grade, so she still lets me.

My girls start after labor day, right now they are excited. Not sure how they will feel closer to the end of the week, lol.

Silver said...

Glad to hear it was a good first day! Hope that your son doesn't get teased this year, that is hard for a kid to go through.

MamaSoon said...

Back to school was such an amazingly fun time. I hope they have a great year

Jo said...

Kristin, Thanks for your comment on my blog. Looks like you have some sweet boys there. I hope they had a great first day! And...thanks for the support.
Jo

Margaret said...

Great pictures! Oh that Gabe is too much!!!

I hope Marty has a great year in middle school. Glad he's off to a good start.

Starr Morgan said...

Thanks for the comment! It sounds like your boys had a great summer and a good first day back to school!

lub said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting from ICLW. Glad the first day back was good for your boys!