Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Last day of summer, First day of school

For the last day of summer, Michelle really wanted to do something fun. I was all shopped out (not to mention out of money) and all the Jr. High pools were closed to get ready for the first day of school.
Not wanting to go anywhere too crowded or too far from home, I decided to call my friend Susan and see if we could come to her house to swim. Of course she said yes, so we called some friends and headed over.

Brandon, being the good big brother he is, didn't want to let any of the kids down the big slide.
Luckily there were enough kids to overthrow his totalitarian dictatorship.

The rope swing is always fun, if you can get a turn.

The teens

Sydney and Brandon

The kids who still know how to have fun. :)

Trenton, Kapono, Cody, Michelle, Noelani and Bailey

Thanks for a fun last day of summer Susan!

Now for the big day!

After painted nails, neckline hair trims, showers and straightening hair. Father's blessings, laying out clothes and going to bed early.

The day has finally arrived.

LAST first day of elementary for one, first day of HIGH SCHOOL for the other!

For Brandon this year

it was all about the cool jeans.

For Michelle, as always,
the focus was on accessories.

Michelle and Maddy. All dolled up and ready to take on 6th grade.

They even got a new ride...

...wth A/C and everything! :)

Yes, I know...

I know I skipped past the first 7 months of the year. Maybe now that the kids are in school, and I'm feeling a little better, I'll try to fill in some of the blanks.