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Thursday, August 28, 2008

laborious weekend

It isn't officially Labor Day weekend, but never you mind. Tomorrow we leave for the coast to hang out with my family for Cousin Lovefest, 2008, an epic tale of tide pools and raincoats and indoor swimming pools.

(Welcome to Oregon!)

I played around with a few posts today, my last afternoon poolside this summer. Lexi brought a friend along and Zack was busy pestering the would-be synchronized swimmers. They didn't seem to mind much. I didn't feel much like writing, not today anyway.

I studied my resident changelings, knowing the next time we pass around the sunscreen, they will be only that much taller, older.

(These long days can feel rather short.)



After the pool, it was time for open house at the school. My daughter showered and picked out the remaining skirt in her closet - it's rare to see her in anything but jeans these days - and put on some lip gloss while I put some white gel in Zack's hair, aging him before his time.

They were nervous in the car about the questions - um, didn't you move away? - and those questions came.

But we were overwhelmed by the teachers and faculty that greeted us, families welcoming us back.

I think we are off to a great start.

{Before I ramble any further, let me end by saying I will be away for the next few days. Have a safe and memorable Labor day weekend; see you soon. ox}

42 comments:

Oliver Rain said...

Your kids are beautiful.

Shana said...

Have a fab Cousin Fest! We'll be at Dignity Village : )

flutter said...

Oh how I love those faces

stephanie (bad mom) said...

We're [selfishly] so glad you're still here, I forget other people expected you to have moved.

Enjoy the weekend; I'll miss you!

Denise said...

Happy Labor Day Weekend! :o)

Kimberly said...

Have a fab weekend - see you on the other side!

Jennifer H said...

Your kids look so sweet. Have a great weekend!

holly said...

why is he pointing at her? that is soooo cute!!!!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I love that he's pointing at her! They're darling!

Suzanne said...

Hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend. Your kids are precious as always.

JCK said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Enjoy the time away!

Manager Mom said...

Awww. what a pair of cuties they are, all shiny and happy for school!

Enjoy your lovefest/getaway!

All Adither said...

I'm really looking forward to my kids getting to be that age. That and I'm trying to enjoy where they are now.

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