Pull Up a Deck Chair

It’s been a long summer (at least for me), and it’s drawing to a close. But first, there are a bunch more HOT days to get through. And what better place to endure HOT days, than at the pool? We’ve spent a lot of HOT days at the pool this summer. Josh is so brown he could pass for a Native American… except for that blonde hair and those blue eyes, of course… But he is a gorgeous shade of red/brown. I’m almost as dark. And we’re big users of sunscreen. I cannot imagine how dark we’d be without it!

Anyway, a great place to sit and chat is in those chairs next to the pool, sipping a nice, cold… ice water for me. Of course, our pool’s chairs aren’t as nice as these (which are located at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba. That place might end up shooting itself onto my dream list). Ours are plastic, and some are cracked, but we’re happy with them, because we don’t have to bring our own. So, pull up a deck chair, slather on the sunscreen, and chill with us by the pool.

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19 Responses to Pull Up a Deck Chair

  1. SKL says:

    So tomorrow starts the girls’ first “official” school year. Since they are still going to the same place every day, it doesn’t seem like that big of a milestone. I didn’t even go “school shopping,” just gathered up stuff we had around the house. Bad mom!

    But I am going to get serious about our schedule, starting tomorrow morning. Up at 6:30am every day. (Don’t laugh – that’s a big deal for me!) Vision therapy every morning, and to school before 8:30. In the evenings, getting more serious about academics. And trying to keep up the good stuff we are already doing. In order to make it work well, I need to be more disciplined at work, too. Wish me luck – I need all the help I can get.

    I did not accomplish much work-wise over the past week. Frankly, the to-dos on my list right now just aren’t fun. Plus, I got addicted to a new website. It’s a homeschooling forum. I’m exploring some possibilities for Miss E, and I got sucked right into their conversations. On the positive side, it keeps me from wasting so much time on the Stir. But this new addiction could get me into trouble if I don’t moderate it pretty quickly.

    Oh well, I hope everyone has a great week!

    • Joy says:

      Good luck to them. Let us know how it goes.

    • SKL says:

      Well, the girls are situated in their classes. It wasn’t really that big of a deal for us. We dropped off Miss E first, and the pre-K class was parked in her old classroom at that moment, so that dissipated Miss E’s first-day jitters. Some of her friends are moving to pre-K with her, and her teacher is the same one she had at age 3, and she’s been in the pre-K room several times for various reasons, so it’s really not that “new” for her. (Though I did hype it up a bit, just so she wouldn’t be too much in Miss A’s shadow.)

      Miss A felt a little shy to come into the KG classroom. I think this was her first time going in there, ever, and her first time dealing with Mrs. J. I took her by the hand and walked her around the room to see all the cool stuff. Then she hung up her bag and teacher arranged a seat for her and she seemed good to go.

      As for me, my alarm rang at 6:30, but I didn’t get up until after 7. So sue me! I still managed to get the vision therapy done and get the kids to school by 8:30. Now if only I could get motivated to do my job, . . ..

  2. Laura says:

    Tomorrow is Josh’s first day of school, too. Second freakin’ grade!!! Yesterday, he was being introduced to solids and curling up in my lap to fall asleep. Geez.

    We did do some school shopping… had some stuff here, so we just supplemented. Tell me, when did it become ok to charge fifty bucks for a pair of boy’s gym shoes??? Would never have got them if they weren’t on sale AND I had coupons! Brought both (yes, had to get TWO pairs) down to $25 each. Still tough, but better than $50 each, which is what they were.

    Meanwhile, tomorrow starts some new routines for me, too, I hope. I don’t expect to be completely into them until Wednesday, which is his first day of school, but this place is so full of clutter, I can’t turn around without encountering another mess. I think that’s part of my attention deficit problem. I just don’t have space to think! So we’ll see what happens. Trying to get organized requires organization….

    • SKL says:

      Try online for shoes next time. I have been able to get my girls’ shoes for relatively reasonable prices online. Usually in the $10-$15 range, if my memory serves. (And my kids have kinda big feet for their age.) For a while there, my kids were going through so many pairs of shoes, it was about to put me in the poorhouse. At each size they needed play shoes, church shoes (white for warm months, black for cold months), and boots/sandals – times two. Blah!

      Sometime in the next month or so, I need to buy them new coats, boots, and fall dresses. I’m looking forward to the shopping.

      • Laura says:

        *forehead slap* I’ve banned myself from Zappos, because *I* don’t need any shoes, and when I go there, I cannot resist. I never thought of it for Josh!!! Usually, we end up with stuff from Wal-mart, but they fall apart SO fast, that when the Shoe Carnival flyer came, I ran with it. But he’s going to need dress shoes come November (he’s allowed to wear his gym shoes for Mass, as it’s at school), so I’ll definitely be looking online! Thanks for reminding me.

  3. Nikki says:

    Summer is never long enough! Although I am really looking forward to Fall. I love everything that comes with it.

    We had a very good weekend. Saturday, I got to spend some quality time with my niece who is going into Kindergarten this year. I can hardly believe it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ We went out to lunch, then took her shopping for a new outfit for the 1st day of school.

    Sunday was gorgeous! The boys had baseball practice from 3-5, then we had a BBQ with the team. The food was so good and everyone gets a long SO well. Nothing like Summer baseball, where you’d have half the team on one side, and the other on the other side. Fall ball is so different, we’re all friends. It’s nice. After the BBQ, Jason had a season ending board meeting and so many showed up to support Jason. It’s looking better and better, in his favor for next year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Monday reared it’s ugly head this morning by dropping a board on my toe. It hurts, but it’s getting better by the minute. I can’t believe how toe pain can be that bad! Holy crap!!! It’s black and blue but it may not be broken after all.

    S0, happy Monday everyone!

  4. Laura says:

    I just got home from the First Day of School Celebration. Every year, I am so thankful that we chose this school for Josh. They are so focused on making learning a pleasant experience for the kids. It’s a small school, so they really do view themselves as a big family, and the First Day celebration is how they just kick everything off to a good, solid start. And this year, Mr. Principal ‘kicked it up a notch’…

    Our school does a program called “Reading Counts”, where the kids track the books they read each month, and the words in the book are tallied up. Last year, the combined student body (grades 1-8) read 36million words. Mr. Principal challenged them to read 37million this year. If they achieve that goal, plus another revolving around respect, he will sit himself in the middle of the gym, and allow the kids to turn him into a giant banana split… complete with hot fudge, ice cream, fruit and whipped cream. The kids were thrilled. Then he upped the stakes, and promised that if they read 40m words this year, not only would they get the Human Sundae, they’d earn a pizza party & dance, as well. This moved the kids from thrilled into ecstatic. I hope they make it.

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