my boys

you know those "dog days" of summer? well, we haven't seen any here. only a few days in august did the thermometer reach the 90s, and now summer is slipping away...it just doesn't seem right somehow. i remember those hot summer days and nights, as a child...where did they go? are they only in texas now?!? mind you - i don't like heat and humidity; in fact i don't like it at all! but summer doesn't seem "real" without it; and i do like real...

he's now in middle school...after his first day, he thanked me profusely for not getting out of the vehicle. or coming in to the school. or showing any sign that i'd ever seen him before. *sigh*

and he headed off to second grade, with a scratch on his nose and a gap-toothed smile. he allowed me to walk in with him on the first day only. at a slight distance.

oh - and that's percy in the first photo...he still thinks i'm ok. until the boys get home from school each day, anyway:)


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Wish I could share some of our heat and humidity with you. When we were in Wisconsin for the past two weeks, it was actually cool for a while. We arrived back home last Monday to our typical Florida summer/fall. Looks like it will still be around for a bit longer.
All your boys are handsome! Congrats on surviving another "back to school" day.

Laurie said...

The boys look great! I have a middle schooler, too, with all that attitude! Percy looks like a Percy!

Christine Edwards said...

Oh, Mary I know what you mean...it seems like we barely had a summer at all. Today our temps will creep into the 60s if we're lucky. The boys are so handsome. Percy's a handsome boy too. :-)

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I see what you mean about Summer not being "real," but it was 106 degrees here in Southern California. Now. I don't know if that makes you jealous, but let me tell you- it was miserable. ;)
I remember hoping my mother would stay put in the car, too. I read an article recently where a lady found a picture of her mom in some cool retro outfit with big Jackie O sunglasses, and how she realized that her mom was always cool, and in her adolescence, she was too myopic to see it.
Isn't that just the way it goes?

June said...

Hi Mary,
It gets worse before it gets better and then it's very, very good. My oldest son now tells me he loves me again, everytime he calls. Just like he did before he got too cool for me. Your boys are darling.

trash talk said...

All your boys are gorgeous...don't tell them I said that! Tell 'em I said cute...sounds cooler.
If it's heat you're wanting...come on down to Texas or as I like to call it hades!

Tracey said...

They're too cute! I will be so sad when my son (he's 4) doesn't want me to hold his hand and walk him in to school anymore...it's hard letting them gain independence and grow up!

:) T

Elise said...

Well, hello - I just had to stop and leave you a note because you have such a fabulous blog. Your posts are interesting & you have wonderful pictures too. It's all perfect ! Thank you so much for sharing and best wishes ...

Pretty Things said...

Sweet boys!


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