Tuesday, June 12, 2007

congratulations, boo!
























yesterday, he graduated from elementary school! i am so proud of him, and excited about his future adventures in middle school. there was a nice ceremony, at which the vice principal mispronounced boo's last name, which is pretty funny if you know what boo's last name is: she pronounced it "how." he spent the day skating at happy wheels, enjoying a pizza party, and getting his yearbook signed by his friends. i suspected that i would bawl, as i did after dropping him off at kindergarten on his very first day of school, but i restrained myself.

what makes me happiest: he doesn't mind hugging me (even kissing me!) in public. at school, even!


in other news, we built a funky little deck in our back yard. and painted it orange!



















no, no -- stay with me, here. we are going to paint the bench to the left another bright color -- red, perhaps? we are going to put up a crazy fence. by crazy, what do i mean? well, it'll probably be corrugated metal. and to the right, imagine if you will, a trellis with something viney and flowery on it, like clematis. we're rescuing one of the round silver tables from cbb, some chairs, and we've got lots of pots for plants. it's going to be fabulous, just you wait!

5 comments:

holly said...

my goodness! look at you two lovely people! how did boo get so grown up?! GREAT deck! can't wait to see it in real life!

Anonymous said...

What fun, both Boo's commencement and the new colorful deck! -Pop

lizzie lou said...

i can't wait to show our yard to both of you, actually! it is vastly improved. i am focused on making it a pleasant place to spend time. and my gardens are getting more gardeny, too! holly, are you still coming to visit in august?!

Enoch said...

Nothing spruces up a backyard like an orange deck and a shallow grave. And speaking of that...

lizzie lou said...

oh!!!