Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Summer Update

I know, I know, it's been a LONG time since I blogged.

We celebrated Tommy's 7th birthday in mid-July. We took him to Chuck E. Cheese's to celebrate on his actual birthday. I was taking Tommy down to the grocery store to pick up a cake and this is our conversation.

Tommy - Mommy, how much do I have to weigh to not use a carseat anymore?
Me - Well, honey, it's not by weight, it by age.
Tommy - How old do I have to be?
Me - You need to be 8 years old or be 4'9".
Light bulb moment for me - oh, NO, he's 7 today, that means in 1 and only 1 year that he legally has to use a carseat!
Tommy - You mean I only have 1 year left to use a carseat?
Me - Yes, but, you aren't the biggest kid, so we will probably keep you in one for another couple of years. But yes, legally after next year, you don't need to wear one.

Tommy - YES!

So the day after his birthday we went to a bouncy place with a few friends to celebrate. A fun time was had by all!

We celebrated Tom's birthday in August at his parent's house with a pool party. It ended up being a nice sunny day. Imagine that in August. According to Tom, it always rains on his birthday. I have absolutely NO sympathy for him as it least there isn't a chance of snow on his birthday. I love you honey!

Tom and I also had our 20 year high school reunions! Neither of us can believe it's been 20 years since we graduated from high school If I had gone to public school, Tom and I would have gone to high school and graduated together. I sometime wonder if we would be married if we went to the same high school, as we probably would not have hung around with the same people. Both reunions went well and it's amazing how after 20 years, things that were a big deal then, just aren't a big deal now. I guess people do really grow up.
Overall it was a fun summer. Play dates, swimming lessons, visiting with Pinkie and PaPa east of the mountains, watching the Blue Angels and just the lazy days of summer without having to go anywhere or do anything was what our summer was about. It definitely was a fun one!

September brought back to school time for Tommy. First grade is a lot of fun, but also a lot more work. One of the first things Tommy said was "they don't have toys in first grade". No, unfortunately they don't. He is glad now that he did a second year of kindergarten and had a chance to be a kid and play.

Two days after school started, we started the Magazine Sale, which I'm helping to co-chair. We set our goal at $95,000, which was lower than the principal wanted, but we felt with the economy the way it is, we better set it lower. As of today, we have raised $114,000. We are definately thankfuly that we did so well. Thank you for those of you who did purchase a magazine, 45% of your purchase goes towards the school! For those of you who didn't purchase one, maybe I'll get you next year. :)
Until next time...