Sunday, October 27, 2013

Last Day of School

So many of my friends kept posting things on Facebook talking about how much they were dreading the last day of school for their kids.  (Not ALL my friends, by any means, but enough that it bothered me.)  Here at the Peck home, we had the exact opposite mentality.  To help the boys know how excited I was to spend my summer with them, I turned the last day of school into a bit of a celebration.

Before picking up the boys, in the entry I set up some new outdoor toys, craft supplies, my favorite childhood book (The Castle in the Attic) and two bridge activity booklets.

Naturally, I had to decorate our super sweet minivan too.  The neighbors and police officer that passed by looked at me like I was nuts as I taped up streamers and blew up balloons in the elementary school's colors.  Did I mention it was raining?

The boys were NOT expecting this at all and Ian just kept laughing.  Somehow the balloons inside the van just blew their mind.

Neither boy seemed too sure how to get in the van no matter how much I told them the streamers were not precious to me.  Before heading home we just had to swing by Dunkin Donuts for a special treat and the child in the van next to our in the parking lot was quite jealous.  Mommy success!

They're too big!!!

Summer party time!

We didn't know at the time that this would be our last summer as a family of four.  I am so happy that the boys and I spent so much quality time together since next year we will have a little baby demanding our attention.  We were extra thrilled to have Ryan home too!  We even managed some fun family activities despite Ryan's always crazy and unpredictable schedule.


melissa ( : said...

It's official. You are the Best. Mommy. Ever.

Seriously - I love this.

Tammy said...

You must be the most fun mom ever! This is so awesome. I absolutely loved Castle In The Attic too!!

Sheelagh said...

NOOOOOO WAYYYYY!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness! I wondered if that was going to happen someday. I am so very very happy for you. Oh my goodness! How cool and what a great way to announce this on your blog. I am happy that you had such a wonderful summer with just your boys. And I am going to have to steal the van decoration you cool!


Dalene said...

Melissa, I love this idea and I am SO STEALING it this June. We have a Back to School celebration (not because I'm excited she's going to school) because I want THEM to be excited to go to school. But I am TOTALLY doing this, too. LOVE the faces on your boys. Super, super awesome.