Friday, July 22, 2011

Wacky Birthday Photos

This spring my two younger sons turned thirteen and eleven. My oldest is fourteen and a half, and reminds me regularly exactly how long it will be until he has a driver's license. Two teenagers in the house, and two boys taller than me. Luckily, I still have one who will hold my hand once in a while.

When you turn thirteen and you fly SWA on your birthday, they give you a customized roll of toilet paper!

When you turn eleven and your mom is willing to trespass to take this photo, you must cooperate! It's a giant cupcake, how could I resist??

Another photo with boys holding up fingers for "11." Any guesses where these photos are taken?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

From Elvis to Graduate

He relished his role as the Elvis/Rooster in Honk! the 8th grade play

The final stretch of my oldest son's middle school career ranged from Elvis to guitar and lacrosse player, and ended with awards in Spanish, technology, sportsmanship, and outstanding athelete in basketball. In between, he applied and was accepted to two high schools, chose one, took lots of placement exams, played on two basketball teams, went to Washington DC with his class, broke his own school record for the fastest cross country mile, and then got his braces off. It was hard to keep up with him. I just managed to get him where he needed to go, and take a few pictures.
His love of lacrosse was a surprise. It's not for whips or moms who don't like to see their sons rough it up.
Here he is (#1) getting smacked in the face.
My son and some of his classmates
Playing guitar in the band at school
Recognition during a graduation ceremony
My three boys on the last day of school