Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. This summer has been CRAZY busy...mostly in a good way. Work is nearly around the clock (not the good part) and other obligations have left little free time. "One Dad's Life" has certainly been one of the victims. I haven't even cut my grass and trimmed for a couple of weeks, and if you've read this blog for any amount of time, you know that I will even mow IN THE DARK to get that done. It's been busy.
Lots and lots has been going on with the other members of the household! Rebecca has graduated from 8th grade, and it seemed like the various celebrations went on for 2 or 3 weeks. Mainly, this is the case because the celebrations actually went on for 2 or 3 weeks!
Then there was the whole VBS extravaganza, which Dianne does all the music and skits for every year. After that, a drama camp that Dianne hosts along with other area theater and video people. There's all kinds of additional filler activities, Six Flags season tickets, and little things like dance camps at SLU, going to The Muny every week and re-arranging the house to give our kids their own bedrooms.
As if that wasn't enough, we started rehearsals for the CMP production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast", (click the link and buy tickets, TODAY) and we hosted an Erin Bode concert! Before you could say, "What just hit me?", the summer had passed, and school is back in session.
I'll wrap up with the obligatory "back to school" pictures.
Here's Rebecca before leaving for her first day of High School at Lutheran South. Check out that attitude! Are you messing with ME, punk? Also, knee brace from over-dancing this summer. I've got a couple of awesome pictures as proof that I must share sometime, soon! Lutheran South seems to be doing everything right, they've really cranked things up there since I attended a couple of decades ago. It shows in the tuition, too. YOWSER is high school expensive. I can't wait until she gets to college and the tuition drops! In a related note, could I borrow some lunch money?
And last, but not the quietest, we have Rachel. Rachel is entering 3rd grade at Green Park. For some reason, Green Park's tuition suddenly seems like a bargain, this year! Yeah! It is also a fantastic school, and I'm very happy with how both our kids have done, there. Now Rachel gets all the "oldest or only" packets at school, that her sister used to get. I think it is a little weird for her to be at school without her big sister (Green Park has K-8 grades).
Well, that's it for now. Have a great weekend!