Harry captioned this sign himself
What a difference a baby makes.
While Harry was doing very important end of school things like washing desks and floors (WTF?), Jack's class totally copped out on their agreement to babysit my child one more day and had a family! fun! park! field! trip!
Dorothy liked it
Last year, I had summer school on the last day of school, so I missed the fanfare that accompanies pick up. This year, I was supposed to be getting my June massage, but Ben convinced me to cancel because he said the music, dancing, and bubbles at pick up were too cute to miss.
I didn't put 2 and 2 together and changed into pool wear before we headed across the street. So there I was in my best muumuu in front of EVERY DAMN PERSON I HAVE EVER MET.
Ben and I could waste no time moping about our baby being a second grader, though, because he woke up 7 today, so we got to feel sentimental about that instead. I stayed up late last night baking and frosting his cake for today's breakfast and preparing a fleet of Star Wars cupcakes for tomorrow's bowling party. Today was ALL ABOUT HARRY, Still is because we are heading outside to sit by a backyard fire and make s'mores now that all the little kids (including a really pissed off Jack) have gone to bed. But I am getting ahead of myself.
**** Senseless Baby Picture Interlude****
Here's Dorothy in yesterday's pool clothes:
Then we ran around like idiots because the kids slept in until almost 7, and we wanted to be on the road for the Milwaukee zoo by 7:30. Instead, we were in the car by 7:51, and Ben had to make 10,000 stops before we were actually on the road, but still even with horrible traffic and ridiculous road construction, we were at the zoo by 9:30.
Dorothy looked super cute in her sun dress and sweater, and I snapped this pic after feeding her and changing a poopy diaper but before I loaded her into the Moby where only an occasional hand would be visible for pretty much the rest of the day-- awesome sun protection.
They were a lot like this only with Ben and cheesier backdrops:
You know how I love family pictures with bronze people
And then there was nutritionally void zoo lunch with Sponge Bob popsicles
Dorothy spent 99.9% of the trip like this:
I took his word for it
As soon as we got home, we realized that all 4 kids had slept the whole way (which was LOVELY), but 2 of them sure as hell don;t need naps, so we hustled everyone off to the pool
Dorothy wore her wet suit
And crazy tan lines be damned, I wore her
I am glad Ben took this picture because I make it a point to smell Dorothy's head whenever I can. I told the kids tonight that they need to have lots of babies because I will need to huff baby head smell in about 20 years. But for now, I have my own stash.
Harry told us tonight that this was his best birthday yet-- I hope he says that every year!