Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wild

Yesterday was one crazy day. (Also known as "The Day of Bad Pictures.") First, it was the day of Older Son's fifth grade promotion. As one of those responsible for organizing and pulling off this little event, I was there at 7:00 am to set up. There were the usual minor glitches--not enough sun shades, missing extension cords, my son's name inadvertently left off the academic achievement roster--but on the whole, the event went smoothly. Funny what two months of planning will do for you.


Congratulations, Boo! Middle school, ho!

By 11:30 the clean up was done and we headed home to drop off our stuff. Minutes after we walked in, my best friend called to tell me she had her baby! This wasn't a surprise, since she went in to be induced on Tuesday (a week after her due date, with the baby already weighing nine pounds--and she's tiny). After 20 hours of hard labor, the baby got stuck and became distressed, so she ended up having a c-section, but mom and baby are both fine.

We took the kids out to lunch and a movie to celebrate Older Son's promotion. Ironman. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It's really fun and entertaining and Robert Downey Jr. is great in the role. There is some violence, but I didn't think it was too much for most kids. I covered my younger son's eyes three or four times. (I'd say it was about on par with the Indiana Jones movies, and not as bad as the Spiderman movies, the last Star Wars movie, or Transformers, if that helps. We pre-screened it last week and decided it was okay for our 8- and 10-year old boys.)

By the time we got home, it was dinner time, and then I raced across town to visit my friend and her new baby at the hospital before visiting hours ended. And so I can present to you:

(Yes, it may well be the worst baby picture of all time, but it is the only one I managed to take without visible nipple, so bear with me.)

Nicholas Andrew
Born June 11, 2008 at 5:33 am
9 pounds, 1 ounce

Welcome to the world, baby boy!

Now I have to run: I've got to cut up watermelon and deliver pizza for 30 fifth graders before I serve donuts and juice to 20 second graders. And then I have to go order a birthday cake and buy 20 squirt guns for Saturday's birthday party. And we're out of dog food, live crickets, and dead mice (don't ask). It must be summer!

18 comments:

trek said...

Uh, you own both a snake and a lizard, right?

Congrats to the boy and enjoy the celebrations!

Karen said...

dog food, live crickets and dead mice? hmmmm.....party favors??? :-)

Kim said...

Congrats to your friend on her baby and congrats to your big boy on 5th grade graduation. It just isn't summer without a big bowl of delicious dog food with live crickets and dead mice.

Maureen said...

Whoa, what a schedule! Congrats to your son and your friend.... and here's wishing you a little time to relax over the coming weekend.

janet said...

What a wonderful day. I can believe Jacob is already out of elementary school. Congrats on the new baby! Even a fuzzy picture can't make that pretty baby look bad. He must be adorable in person.

Sharon said...

Great post! Firstborn promoted to middle school...new baby...lots to celebrate!

melissaknits said...

and they wondered why I home schooled...

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

Congrats to all! :)

Just a thought... you could always post a better pic, but use a photo editing program to disguise all visible nipples with flowers or little cartoon puppies. Just kidding... of course. LOL

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Oh, congrats to all!!

Steph B said...

Congratulations all around! You've had a busy time, for sure. That baby is adorable....almost makes my ovaries itch for more. (But not quite.)

5elementknitr said...

That baby is so sweet! Soon, too soon, he'll be graduating 5th grade, too!

kmkat said...

Crickets and dead mice. Ah, the joys of having sons :-)

Khalila said...

Congratulations on your sons promotion! I know I'll be there very soon. And the new baby! I love seeing pictures of brand new babies. There something so special about those first moments.

Sounds like your summer is starting off busy. :) Good times! Will we see you on KIP day in Encinitas tomorrow? Here's the info just in case...

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2008
Time: 11 AM - ???
Place: The Lumberyard shopping plaza, Hwy 101 between H & I Streets, Encinitas

We will be meeting at the outdoor tables between Bubby’s Gelato and St. Tropez Bakery. If there’s interest, the KIP may possibly continue into the evening (Gaffney’s Wine Bar opens at 5 pm or perhaps elsewhere for margaritas?)

Olga said...

wow, seems like you just posted about her having a baby and here he is! And what a good mom you are to serve your kids dead mice! I'm in awe.

Sunflowerfairy said...

Ooof. What a day.

Did your weekend get any quieter? (Hahaha!)

quiltyknitwit said...

Congratulations all around! Let the summer fun begin!
What kind of knitting did you do for this new baby boy?

vanfox23 said...

Sounds like a kickin' party! Squirt guns, dead mice, crickets...Can I come???

And congrats to your friend on the new baby!

He's beautiful!

Dr. Steph said...

I guess it's just the time of year eh? I feel so busy that I might explode.

Sounds like it's all fun and good.