Their last day of school was on Friday.
I was up in Seattle and Josh didn't take any pictures, but from what I heard, they roasted hot dogs in the backyard and ate their weight in junk food while listening to 'School's Out For Summer.'
And being the Type A, anal-retentive, my-best-friend-is-a-label-maker kind of girl that I am, I had grand visions of how organized and how structured and how prepared I was going to be this summer (I decided not to teach a summer workshop, so I'm doing full-time mommy duty for the next three months.) but by the time the first official day of summer vacation was upon us (Monday), I found myself with no schedule, no plans and an empty fridge, not to mention the fact that even though my last photography workshop ended on Sunday, this is actually the busiest time of the class for me since all of the final Assignment and Photo Critique evaluations are due.
So my kids stayed in their pajamas until 1:00 p.m., ate peanut butter toast for breakfast, peanut butter sandwiches for lunch and entertained themselves on my laptop for more hours than I care to divulge.
So I'd say this mom-hosted Summer Vacation 2012 is off to a shaky start.
And at one point in the day, I actually caught myself singing this song, after Cole and Annie played it for like the 284th time in a row.
So I took that as my cue to put down the mouse and the keyboard and to grab my camera.
I even filmed part of it, which is something I've only done once before with my camera. (The SOS Alarm tech was at our house fixing the alarm while I was shooting this, which is why you can hear beeping noises in the video. When he left he said, "I'm kind of worried that Bomp, bomp, bomp, got any grapes? is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.")
It's kind of long and I can't figure out how to focus correctly in Video Mode, but I kind of love it anyhow...
Wish me luck.
I'm going to need it.