Next week we're leaving for our annual Esplin family vacay (more on that later), so we decided that over Memorial weekend, we wouldn't spend a dime. (It's expensive, ya know, taking 5 people on vacation.)
So, we occupied ourselves over the weekend with a few big cleaning projects. The pinnacle of which was cleaning out our garages. We've been binging on clutter and trash and old things that don't fit, and it was time to purge it all from our lives.
My dad would be proud:
I'm not going to show you a picture of our other garage bc there's still stuff in there, and although it's organized in a way that makes sense to us, you wouldn't understand. Just know that we donated car loads of stuff and the garbage men hate our guts.
On a side note, Homer found a bike helmet when we were cleaning out the garage and has been wearing it around ever since.
Why do kids think they can get away with stuff like this? Is this Lady Gaga's influence?
K, Here's my quick, end of school-year wrap-up.
Homer graduated from preschool:
During the ceremony, Homer sat at the back of the stage, and his teacher sat right behind him, within grabbing and whispering distance. This set up was no coincidence, I'm sure.
Cord had his junior thespian induction ceremony, and was also given the outstanding performance award for his performance in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead." He was either Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, can't remember.
Notice that they spelled his name wrong on his award. But they might argue we're the ones who spelled it wrong. I dunno.
Gus had his final drama production. He portrayed an unappreciated spider, brilliantly.
I was very surprised with how comfortable he was on stage. He has really come out of his shell this year. I've always described him as a shy kid, and I can't say if that description fits him anymore. Good for him!
Here he is with his award for completing his first year of Drama Kids.
(I have way too many pictures of my boys in this same position^^. Next time, Cord's in the middle.)