Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pirates, Milestones and Fashion

I feel all sorts of juxtaposed. Summer, fall, summer...fall? Tonight was a neighborhood block party, and despite being hot, hot, hot and at a "summer" event, I keep forgetting that school is in session (that reminds me, I need to pack R's lunch for tomorrow!).

The last few weeks have been full of fun things. For instance, we finally got around to visiting the Santa Maria (C. Columbus' ship, here in Columbus). While, of course, not a pirate ship, G was not going to be told otherwise. If you ever have the chance to visit the Santa Maria, I highly recommend it:

Then, right before school started, R "graduated" from COSI's Little Kid Space. I am not sure he knows yet that next time we go, while G runs around COSI's ginormous play area, he will be scorted to the Big Kid Hang-out room, but the graduation was a hoot and lots of fun:

After graduation, R started 1st grade, which so far, he loves:

I am hoping 1st grade includes a lesson on fashion since I fear R may have inherited his late Great Great Uncle Bob's sense of style:

If left to his own devices, the above is what R would have chosen to wear on his 1st day of 1st grade...quite the 1st impression, eh?

I'm off to pack R's lunch. I've been bantering around with some friends on FB for more school lunch ideas. I think a post is in the works...



Slacker Mama said...

I tell ya...E and R are a match made in heaven, at least sartorially!

And, obviously, so very excited to see the lunch post!

Renee said...

Great outfit! Save the picture to show him when he is starting high school.

Tonight was our neighborhood party too and it was hot. That didn't stop the kids from having a great time.

I am looking forward to your school lunches post.

Amer21 said...

Evan has the same back pack but it might be the smaller version :) He has the matching lunch bag as well.

Sometimes we pick our battles and I have to let Evan wear what he wants, even if it doesn't match. I REALLY try hard though to get him to wear what I want.

Mommy on my boys turf said...

You are such a great mom! And, I love the outfit.

JerseyBaby said...

I had to edit Haven's First Day of School outfit too. She wanted to wear the "spirit wear" tshirt with her school's name on it. I told her that I was going to blog about it and couldn't include any pictures of her in that shirt out of concern for her privacy and safety. And it worked! I am certain I will be much less convincing as the days go on.