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Annual school cookout with Christopher

Today I joined Christopher at his school for the annual cookout, which is really a day to go have lunch with your children, and not so much a "cookout." Most parents take a bag of fast food to the school and everyone sits out on the lawn to eat. (It's not exactly a grassy knoll, but rather a cramped corner of the school property underneath a patch of live oak trees, filled with rocks, leaves, ants, and tiny patches of rough Texas grasses.) About the only ones who actually sign up for the hamburgers from the school cafeteria are those new to the school. I always enjoy the artwork and decorations on the walls at the school, so I took a few pictures, and got some shots of Christopher coming down the stairs with his class for lunch. It's a big move up, psychologically and physically when the students go into third grade where all the "upper" classrooms (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) are all held upstairs, on the second level of the building.

This isn't the most flattering picture of me, but Christopher is a cutie. We really enjoyed our picnic lunch together today. He's such a sweetheart.


Heidi said…
Wow that school really goes all ut with the decorations. I don't think my elementary was quite as festive, although now I can't remember. Sounds like a good time with your son!
Family Life said…
I loved all the photos you took inside of the school. Looks pretty cool. How fun to have some Mom & son time. I love going to lunch at school. PS I'm the Mom who brings Mc-D's and Subway because I can't eat the school food. ;)
Kelly said…
Today, Christopher wanted a Big Mac at this year's cookout, so that's what I took him. Last year I took Jersey Mike's subs I think.

Yes, we have an amazing art teacher and the halls are always filled with the most colorful, wonderful student art. And each year, there are certain halls that get decorated by various grade levels for traditions each year. It's an excellent well, established school.
Kelly said…
well established
well, established

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