This was a very momentous week around here. David finished his first year of school. Kindergarten is over and we have two months of summer fun ahead! First day and last day of school photos are below. I will just be sitting here sniffling (or trying to figure out what in the world we are going to do all summer!).
Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys
By Stephen James and David Thomas
Posts from this Past Week:
Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR List
Reviews of The Girls at the Kingfisher Club and Blacklist
Now I See You
By Nicole C. Kear
By Herman Melville
By Emma Donoghue
What are you reading this week?
Ah, lovely pictures! My youngest finished 6th grade this year and "graduated" from elementary school last week... that was quite a reason for a few sniffles. Can't stop the kids from growing. :) I LOVED Frog Music... but most in my book club did not like it. Interested to hear what you think.ReplyDelete
That definitely sounds like a tissue-worthy occasion!Delete
I'm excited to start Frog Music. I have high hopes! :)
It was, indeed, tissue-worthy .... all these moments are, aren't they? But there are always many more special moments to come. :)Delete
Very nice pics of your boy! My son just graduated college last year and I made a photo where I put his first day of kindergarten on one side and his last day of college on the other, holding a backpack and standing on the steps in the same position. To look at that made me cry. Since you love to take photos of the kids, you should take his picture every first day of school and make a collage of them :)ReplyDelete
on the book front, I wanted to read Now I See You. Will look for your review.
Have a good week!
That's a great idea! I recently saw a picture of a high school senior who had a special t-shirt made for his last day of school. The picture on it was him wearing a similar outfit on his first day of preschool. :)Delete
Enjoy summer vacation! Frog music sounds like a great historical novel...ReplyDelete
Thank you Greg! I'm looking forward to starting it.Delete
Even if you don't do lots of extra things, you can still spend the time together. Sometimes I think we plan too many things, and forget to enjoy the moment.ReplyDelete
You make a great point. I think (as usual) we are trying to find the balance between doing things and just enjoying summer!Delete
You're tackling Moby Dick!! Wow!ReplyDelete
Yes I am. I might be a little bit crazy! :)Delete
Love those first and last day of school photos. I even got going off to college and returning home photos! The son that lived at home and commuted was easier to accomplish. Enjoy your summer together.ReplyDelete
It's a great tradition, isn't it?? It must be so cool to compare the photos from all of those years. :)Delete
Beautiful pictures, Lindsey! Congratulations to David on completing one year in school! Hope you all have a wonderful summer! Nice to know that you are reading 'Moby Dick' :) Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Happy reading to you too!Delete
Great pictures! My daughters finished kindergarten on Friday, and I was teary all day! They started camp yesterday.ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy Frog Music. I loved it (though I did take issue with the way Donoghue characterizes Blanche's profession; I wrote about it on May 19th).
1st grade just seems so big, doesn't it? Kindergarten means that your kids are still sort of little...but first grade is the big time!Delete
I will have to check out your thoughts when I am done with Frog Music. :)