Friday, June 25, 2010

Last Day of School & Dinosaurs????

Yesterday, found me another memory to add to my "memory box".  I am officially the mom of a 3rd grader!!  Wow, another bittersweet moment, involving my first born, you know, the one that you will experience MOST firsts with.  I worked 1/2 a day so that I could pick him up from school and spend some time, with JUST him!!  That does not happen quite as often as it probably should.

Pulling in to his schools parking lot, walking towards me from the building, he was waving his report card with the biggest smile on his face saying that he was officially a 3rd grader......and that meant that "I" am officially old!  Ha!.....gotta love that sense of humor.  I of course had to go back a chapter in the book of "How to Raise Boys", to remind him of the lesson that you never say the word old when having a conversation with a woman.......especially, your mother!  After all, she will be one of the "first" women to tell his future girlfriend/wife all the silly and embarrassing things about his childhood.

I'll add that point to my!!!

So our day went something like this............

This boy......

is officially a 3rd grader.........

So we celebrated with lunch, outside, at a local restaurant......

To celebrate the end of another school year, and the fact that our children find us to be sooooo old, we thought we would teach them one more lesson regarding the definition of old and extinct.  So we went....."Walking With Dinosaurs"!!!!

If you are not familiar with this show, click the link above and take a peek, AMAZING!  You can always check,, to see if and when they will be in your area.  A must see for those of you with young children.  Here's just a small peek at what we saw!!

The boys (as well as parents) enjoyed this SPECTACULAR show!!

BTW, today, is Scott's 40th Birthday!  I am taking Scott to Foxwoods Casino for dinner, a show and some gambling.  AND, we will be staying overnight!!  Yikes!  This will be our first night away from the 3 boys since Landon was born.  I must confess, I.AM.A.WRECK.!!  But, I know that this is good for both Scott and I and the kids!!  Hmmm, the fact that a surprise "couples massage" is what we have in store for us tomorrow morning, isn't such a bad thing either!  We will return home tomorrow afternoon to celebrate with a small family cookout (along with some Poker)!!  Ya think there's a theme here or what??!!

I will post some pictures within the next couple of days regarding Scott's Birthday, to see if "MY WISH" has come true!!  As of this morning, THEY were still here!!

Keep your fingers crossed!!!  Until then...............I will leave you with a cute picture of Landon and a "NEW" favorite thing he likes to do!!


  1. Aww 3rd grade is fun! I taught 3rd grade for several years before the D man came along. They're my favorite group of school-agers! :) Happy birthday to your hubby!! Sounds like you guys have an awesome time ahead of you! And I just adore Landon's hair!! So cute!

  2. Ha ha ha on the old comment! You definitely get the points on that one Kelly. So funny! Awesome that you got to spend some time with just him, we try to do that with Aidan too but, doesn't happen often enough.
    Enjoy your night away from the kids, fun and massage. Sounds fabulous. Happy birthday to Scott!
    Praying for your wish to come true =)

  3. You're night away sounds amazing!!! The boys will all do great and you'll come home nice and relaxed!!! Have fun and I'll keep my fingers crossed you get your wish!

    BTW I love how cute Landon looks eating paper! :0)

  4. Have a FUN night away tonight and can't wait to hear if the dreads are gone or not :) the dinosaur show looks like fun and glad you were able to have a fun afternoon with just Mason!

  5. Hope you had a fun night away! Congrats on having a 3rd grader now. :)

  6. Congrats on another successful school year!
    Hope you enjoy your get-away...they are definitely a must! Remember the little people (aka -- us) if you hit big on the slots! =)