Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Birthday and First Day

It doesn't happen often, but yesterday was both my birthday and the first day of school. As is usually the case the first day was hot. Oddly enough, this occurred despite a cool summer. I always taught in a hot room, even in schools where there was air conditioning in sections. This was my lot. The weather always seemed to change by the second week, however.

Shauna brought the kids over and we took a few pics and saw them onto the bus. Then, she took the old folks out to breakfast. With the high heat, Sue and I lay low for the rest of the day, especially in late afternoon when it began to pour.

We have been watching the US Open, and our various Canadians have all been eliminated. They didn't quite meet expectations but fourth round for both Bouchard and Raonic isn't too shabby.












13 comments:

KGMom said...

I love the "back to school" pics.
And, you, Sue & the grands certainly make a colorful (that's colourful for you...) portrait.
Cheers--and happy birthday, again.

Mary Gilmour said...

They look like turtles with outsized shells, poor little guys. They also look splendid and happy. That's a great shot of the four of you, especially of Cuppa.

TexWisGirl said...

such cuties! and happy birthday to you!!

ADRIAN said...

Many Happy returns. They look a lot happier than I ever did at the thought of school.

Linda Kay said...

Lovely family, thanks for sharing!

Ginger said...

Yay for the start of school. Love these pictures, and remembering how they looked a few years ago when your granddaughter started her very first day of school. Looking like it's routine, now!

Country Gal said...

Happy Birthday ! Lovely photos ! Yes the school bus passed us yesterday and today full of kids both there and back lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day 1

Lorna said...

so photogenic, as I expected for your birthday.

EG CameraGirl said...

Happy belated birthday, AC.

I have happy memories of the first days of school. I bet your grandkids will too.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Belated birthday wishes, John.looks like the grands were happy to be heading back to classes and some nice togetherbshots as well.

Donna said...

Well, Happy Birthday to you! Mine was in August but I usually hope it'll just go away!Hahaa...
Boy! Those 'chillins are Growing Up!!
Hope they enjoy the school year!
hughugs

Regenia said...

I hope your birthday was a good one. What a very nice picture of you and Sue with Danica and JJ.

Mara said...

Seeing photos of your grands is usually a thing of amazement at how big they already are, but the shots with you in it were even more so! They are so tall already! Doesn't time fly?

Oh, and happy belated birthday!